The criminal, Charles Emeka, popularly known as Fela, was beaten to death Wednesday, September 21, 2016.
Emeka, who hails from Aguneze in the Ahiazu Mbaise Local Government Area of the state, was said to have confessed to the mob that he could not remember the number of persons he had killed.
The irate mob subsequently inflicted injuries on him before the intervention of the state police command.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Andrew Enwerem, disclosed that the mob already killed the man before the police arrived the scene.
He said: “Emeka was confirmed dead on arrival at the Imo State Specialist Hospital, Umuguma, Owerri. Emeka, aka Fela, and his gang members were responsible for the multiple robberies and murder cases in the state. One of them was the case of Chigozie Onyemeam, who was attacked in front of the Federal High Court, Owerri, on June 26, 2016.”
Enwerem, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said Fela was also linked to the murder of one Lucky of Umuonyeche on September 17, 2016, and one Goodluck David of Oguamalam Street in Owerri.
The PPRO said Emeka and his gang also terrorised residents of Umezurike , Amaigbo, Enereji, Royce, Oparanozie and Lobo streets, among others in Owerri.
According to him, disclosed that a locally-made double-barrel had gun with two live cartridges was recovered from the victim.
He also called on members of the public with useful information on the whereabouts of other members of the gang not to hesitate with informing the police.
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