Rivers State Police Command has confirmed the killing of two notorious cult gang leaders allegedly terrorizing Ibaa community in Emohua Local Government Area of the state.
The command said the officers while acting on credible information, arrested one Goodluck Ezekwu A.K.A ‘Big Daddy, the leader of the notorious gang who killed a member a local vigilante group in Ibaa, Amobi Oguzo and his son, Prince Oguzo two weeks ago.
The Command in a statement on Monday by its Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni said Big Daddy was “arrested in Imo State and taken to custody”.
The statement said during interrogation he made a useful confessions and led the police team to Ibaa community, where one Ebere Amesi and other members of the gang were hibernating.
According to the statement, on sighting the police, Ebere Amesi, who has been in charge of ammunition of the gang and members, aggressively engaged the police in a fierce gun battle and in the exchange of gunfire, both “Goodluck Ezekwu and Ebere Amesi were caught in the cross fire”, where they sustained fatal gunshot wounds.
Omoni said the two gang leaders “were immediately taken to the hospital where they were confirmed dead by the doctors”.
The statement further disclosed that one AK-47 rifle and one assault rifle, with three live ammunition were recovered from the criminals.
Meanwhile, their corpses have been deposited in the mortuary, while efforts have been intensified to ensure the arrest of the fleeing gang members.