A criminal gang said to be responsible for the gruesome murder of an Assistant Superintendent of Police along East Street, Ndiegoro, Aba, Abia State has threatened to sack residents of the area.

The ASP, popularly known as “Agbalagba” who hailed from Ebonyi State, was gruesomely murdered with his head cut off along East Street on Tuesday morning (around 5 am) while the gang made away with his gun and uniform.

In the course of an investigation, an impeccable police source linked the killing of the ASP to a notorious criminal group whose leader was killed during a gun battle on Sunday, April 23, 2023.

It gathered that on April 23, the leader of the gang who is popularly known in the area as JT met his waterloo in a gun battle with the police when he was sighted carrying out criminal activities.

The source revealed that JT and his gang, on sighting the police officers, opened fire and tried to flee but the policemen gave them a hot chase up to the Orji Uzor-Kalu bridge linking Ngwa Road, Pepples Road and Akpu Road.

It was gathered that JP on seeing the determination of the police to get him arrested jumped into the Aba River to try to escape through the Ovom/Azumini link of the river but he was gunned down right inside the river.

Residents of the area had celebrated the demise of JT, believing that one of their biggest fears and adversaries had left them, but the incident of Tuesday at East Street where the gang killed the police superintendent sent shivers down the spine of residents in the area.

The Punch Newspaper

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