An armed robber identified simply as Wee Wee has reportedly been shot dead while the police arrested his female gang member after a bloody gun battle.
Residents raised the alarm which led to an immediate response by the police. In an attempt to overpower the policemen, the hoodlums engaged them in a shootout.
While one of them died, the only female robber among the gang was arrested while the other four are still at large.
The female criminal was identified by the Imo State commissioner of police, Chris Ezike, as Comfort Okon, 28 years from Akwa Ibom state.
The incident happened at the 7up depot in Orlu, Imo state.
According to the CP, one AK 47 rifle, a motorcycle and the sum of N193,980 were recovered from the gunmen.