It was drama at Ohii community when a combined team of the men of the Imo State Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, of the Nigeria police and soldiers severally shot at the leader of a dreaded armed robbery gang, but the bullets could not pierce his body. The robbers popularly known as Elegem the invincible were said to be terrorising the people of the state, and its environs for sometimes now.
It was gathered that the team stormed the hide-out of the notorious robber following a tip off by a team of security operatives at Ohii, Owerri West council area of the state and laid siege until the ring leader was arrested. But drama started when Elegam was said to have refused the security men from searching his brothel, where eventually some heavy weapons were subsequently recovered. Several gun shots were said to have been fired at Elegam, but none of the pellets could pierce his body.
It was learnt that, as soon as one of the security operatives discovered the source of his invincibility in his golden ring, it was forcibly removed from his finger, thus making it easy for him to be killed by the bullets. Consequently, the team ransacked the brothel managed by “Elegam” and recovered all kinds of weapons and firearms, together with some Ak- 47 sub machine guns during the search.
It was learnt that the killing of Elegam was orchestrated by the confession of a suspected armed robber arrested by the police, who on interrogation confessed that the notorious Elegam supplied him and others with the arms for which his gang-members carried out robbery attacks on people of the state and beyond.
According to police sources, the robbery suspect, who later led the security operatives to the hideout of “Elegam” told the police that the “Elegam” was responsible for the supply of all kinds of weapons including improvised, short and long guns with which various gangs of robbers including his gang were using.