A suspected robber, Chijioke Ikechi got his ear lobe bitten off by one of his victims during a robbery attack on a residence at Ukaegbu Road, Ogbor Hill, Aba, Abia State.
According to reports, Ikechi and three other members of his gang invaded the residence, dispossessed their victims of N300,000 and inflicted a machete cut on a resident, Ndubuisi Mba.
Residents of the area sent a distress call to a police patrol team while one of the victims held on to Ikechi after biting off his ear lobe, while other members of the gang fled on sighting the police.
A resident told Vanguard:“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.”
Police Public Relations Officer, Abia State Command, Ezekiel Udeviotu Onyeke, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, who confirmed the incident, said the police recovered a machete and an iron pipe fitted with wood, resembling a gun from the gang.