Gun battle: Imo Police kill ‘Bugatti’, recover pistol allegedly stolen during #EndSARS protests

The Imo State Police Command has gunned down a suspected leader of an armed robbery gang, popularly known as ‘Bugatti’ in Nsu Community, Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Micheal Abattam, confirmed this to newsmen in Owerri on Saturday.

Police said it got intelligence from the people of Nsu Community on the location of the hideout of Bugatti and his members, after which they launched an operation to arrest them but Bugatti and his men opened fire on the police and in the process, Bugatti fell to the superior firepower of the police.

However, the Police said a Revolver Pistol, was recovered from the killed suspect, which was stolen when the Police Area Command in Ehime Mbano Local Government, was attacked by hoodlums during the ENDSARS protests. It noted that Bugatti has been on the wanted list of the Police.

The Police explained, “Following the information received by the vigilante group of Nsu Community, on 20/08/2021 at about 14:20 hours, that one of the notorious leaders of an armed robbery gang and who is in the wanted list of the community, popularly known as Bugatti, whose gang has been terrorising the Nsu Community in Ehime Mbano LGA of Imo State was sighted with two of his members in the community.

“The community’s vigilante group who has been working in synergy with the police immediately alerted the police patrol team within the area and they moved to where the suspest and his gang were hiding in the bush.

The Police explained, “Following the information received by the vigilante group of Nsu Community, on 20/08/2021 at about 14:20 hours, that one of the notorious leaders of an armed robbery gang and who is in the wanted list of the community, popularly known as Bugatti, whose gang has been terrorising the Nsu Community in Ehime Mbano LGA of Imo State was sighted with two of his members in the community.

“The community’s vigilante group who has been working in synergy with the police immediately alerted the police patrol team within the area and they moved to where the suspest and his gang were hiding in the bush.

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