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Does it run in their blood? Armed robber buried alive for robbery, tree planted on his grave.

A suspected armed robber, Chukwudi Omaka who with his gang members robbed and killed a business man.

The Business man was killed at Amaisri community in Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. The police yesterday paraded the culprits.

A witness who a resident in the area said Chukwudi took part in the robbery of a cold room known as Etuelughu, belonging to Oko Udu Monday and another businessman identified simply as David, selling provisions.

He said: “The handsome boy (Omaka) was beaten thoroughly. Despite that, he refused to name his members. He was later buried alive by Amasiri youths.” 

It was learnty that the suspect was buried and a tree planted on his grave as part of their tradition.

The Paraded bandits include; Gideon Omaka, Chukwudi Omaka’s brother and Idam Nwabueze Amadi.

It was also said that the suspects laid ambush for men of the Special Anti-Robbery squad(SARS) and shot about three policemen.

The incident occurred last Friday and that some suspects, including Gideon Omaka, were arrested.

Gideon the brother of the suspect said he is an ex-convict and do not know anything about the robbery hi brother was killed for.

He said: “I was in my house when people attacked me and killed my brother, Chukwudi. I ran away.  

They said my brother was one of those who robbed Idam Ogbonnia in my village.

My brother was the one who was buried alive when I ran away. The people later arrested me. “I just returned from prison that was why the people said I knew about the robbery that took place in my community for which my brother was accused, attacked and buried alive. I was released from prison March this year.”

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