The police in Enugu have confirmed the arrest of two suspected members of the armed robbery gang that killed Sergeant Helen Sunday, the police orderly of Enugu State Deputy Governor, Cecilia Ezeilo.
Ebere Amaraizu, the Spokesman of Enugu State Police Command confirmed the arrest of the suspects in a statement on Wednesday.
According to Amaraizu, the suspects, identified as Emmanuel Onyeabor and Kanu Oti were arrested by men of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of Enugu State Police Command during a well coordinated operation, borne out of intelligence information.
Giving an account of how the suspects were arrested, Amaraizu, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) said the suspects were trailed to their various hideouts at Lomalinda Independence layout Enugu and Amorji Nike in Abakpa, Enugu East LGA where they engaged the police in a gun duel but were eventually overpowered.
He said the two arrested suspects-Onyeabor and Oti- were fatally wounded in the gun duel while other members of their gang escaped with bullet wounds.
Amaraizu said the police have launched a manhunt for the fleeing suspects.
He said the Command requests from members of the public and hospital operators, information concerning anyone with injuries suspected to be bullet wound.
The police spokesman said the suspects are however regretting their actions and confessed that their motive was to rob their victims, but following the resistance put up by Sergeant Helen Sunday, they fired her at close range.
“It was further gathered that suspects allegedly operating in their Mercedes Benz car, were out on that fateful day for their nefarious activities at a street off Nike Lake rRad Transekulu axis Enugu in the night on May 9 and the hoodlums suddenly ran into the deceased who was returning from work and robbed her of her bag containing her phone and some amount of money and when the deceased allegedly put up resistance, she was instantly fired on close range on the head and was later rushed to a nearby hospital for medical treatment but doctors on duty confirmed her dead” Amaraizu said.