A police inspector whose name was not given, has killed two hoodlums who invaded his home in Orogwe, Owerri west LGA of Imo state on Thursday.
Imo police spokesman, Michael Abattam, announced the development in a statement on Thursday.
Abattam said the gunmen scaled a perimeter wall of the building and gained entrance into the officer’s apartment.
“On 04/8/2022, at about 0222hrs, armed bandits in their numbers, invaded the house of a Police Inspector attached to one of the formations in the command and jumped the perimeter wall into the compound at Aforukwu, Orogwe in Owerri West Local Government Area,” the statement reads.
“They destroyed the iron burglary protector and front door, entered inside the flat, but were taken by surprise as the police inspector who professionally placed himself at a vantage position, engaged the bandits in an aggressive gun duel.
“The hoodlums who were stunned and confused by the staccato sound emanating from the rifle of the officer, took to their heels, scampering for safety and were given a hot chase and in the process, one of them was neutralised.”
He further said the officer alerted the divisional police officer (DPO) of Ogbaku, who deployed other operatives to the area, and in the process of combing the surrounding bushes, another corpse, two locally-made pistols, and an identity card were recovered.
According to NAN, Abattam gave the name of the owner of the identity card as Chukwuemezie Chukwu, a native of Atta in Ikeduru LGA.