SP Haruna Mohammed, the Spokesperson of the Command, who revealed this in a statement, said that the suspects were arrested on Thursday, by Puff-Adder operatives after they attacked and robbed a businessman at Chisco Park in Upper Iweka.

“On 13/2/2020 at about 2:02pm,the Command Puff-Adder operatives in conjunction with patrol team attached to Fegge Division responded to a distress call at Federal Housing Estates Fegge,Onitsha and rounded up a five man robbery gang who allegedly attacked one Nmandi “m” surname yet unknown of Chisco Park Upper Iweka in Onitsha and robbed him of unspecified amount of money at gunpoint,” Mohammed said.

“The suspects on sighting the Police opened fire after which the police responded promptly. As a result, three male suspects whose identities are yet be ascertained were fatally wounded during the gun encounter. They were taken to the hospital for treatment but confirmed dead on arrival by the medical doctor” he added.