Four persons have been hit by stray bullets fired by an armed robber at Regina Ceali Junction Awka, Anambra state. The suspect, One Chukwuemeka Afor is said to hail from Akpugo, Nkanu West local government area of Enugu state.
The hoodlum who was armed with automatic Pump action riffle was firing indiscriminately before allegedly snatching a bag containing three point five million Naira from one Mr Ebuka Ukeakpu. He was almost lynched by mob before he was arrested by police operatives who responded swiftly to the distress call.
The firearm and the snatched money were recovered while the wounded persons were rushed to Police hospital Awka including the suspect who was beaten to stupor.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state , Mr Haruna Muhammed said the victims were responding to treatment while the case is under investigation.