By Ruth Oginyi
leader of robbery gang whose name was given as Nwaburuebu from Oduma, in Aninri LGA of Enugu State have been allegedly shot dead by his gang member following a fallout in the sharing formula of the loot made from robbery incident.
The ring leader was allegedly killed by one Johnson Ibe from Akekwe Akaezeukwu in Akaeze Development Centre, Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State on 14th March, 2020 in a forest.
The suspect allegedly tricked the gang leader, Nwaburuebu into Ameke forest (near Nkporo boundary) and shot him dead around 5:30 pm on the same day for denying him his full share of the loot.
It was gathered that two farmers who were in their farm, heard the sound of the gun and ran out only to see the suspected assailant coming out of bush.
They immediately alerted the villagers and the Police and the suspect was arrested while going to the stream to take his bath with his motorcycle.
Preliminary investigation according to our source shows that the said money was made from robbery outside the State which they contributed N100. 000 each to carry out, “the suspect revealed that their gang went for a robbery operation at Imo State and realized about N4.8m and his gang leader only gave him, Johnson N500, 000 only as against N1.2m given to the other three members.
Hence his action to trick the leader out for a robbery operation and killed him.
It was further alleged that in the course of interrogation, he mentioned the names of his other gang members who are now at large.
The Victims body was recovered later in the night and the corpse was deposited in the morgue by the police.
When contacted, the police public relations officer in Ebonyi State DSP Loveth Odah confirmed the development and said police is still investigating the matter.
She said, “According to the DPO in the area, some people were in the farm, heard a gunshot, so, being careful and security conscious people they quickly rushed and reported to the DPO that they heard a gunshot around the area.
Police quickly comb the bush and in the process, they saw a lifeless body lying in the bush. Then the suspect was trying to escape, but they pursued and arrested him.
The story has it that they have 4million naira loot to share but the deceased tempted to divert the money into personal use and one of the gang members become angry and shot him. The matter is been investigated to actually know the detail of the story.” She said.