A resident of Ukaegbu Road, Ogbor Hill in Aba area of Abia State in an attempt to defend himself from being robbed has bitten off the ear lobe of an alleged armed robber, Chijioke Ikechi.
DAILY POST gathered that Ikechi alongside with three other members of his gang stormed the residence, dispossessed their victims of N300,000 and in the process inflicted a machete wound on a resident, identified as Ndubuisi Mba.
Following the armed robbery attack, residents of the area were said to have sent a distress call to a police patrol team just as one of the victims held on to Ikechi after biting off his ear lobe, as the other gang members on sighting the police fled the scene.
Narrating the incident, a resident said: We heard shouts that armed robbers were robbing near our house and called the police, who did not waste in responding.
“When they saw the police, some of the armed robbers ran away. The victim held on to one of them and the police arrested him. We commend the Police team for responding to our call.
Confirming the incident, the State Police Spokesperson, DSP Ezekiel Udeviotu Onyeke, Stated that items such as machete and an iron pipe fitted with wood, resembling a gun were recovered by the police from the gang.
Onyeke added that Mba, who sustained a machete cut, was taken to an undisclosed hospital in the area where he is receiving medical attention.
The State Police spokesperson also called on the general public to submit useful information that will assist the police in the arrest of the fleeing gang members.