Notorious armed robber ‘Italian’ declared wanted in Rivers State for alleged murder of two policemen


Rivers State Police Command has declared a suspected notorious gang leader, Justice Amadi, a.k.a Italian and his gang wanted for alleged murder of two policemen who were on their way to respond to a distress call.


According to the profile by the Police, Italian hails from Omueke Isiokpo in Ikwerre Local Government Area of the State.


“Justice Amadi, alias Italian is suspected to be a notorious armed robber and leader of a cult group whose gang is responsible for all the criminal activities in Ikwerre and its environs.”


The official Police statement described him as dark in complexion, 5.6ft tall, in his mid-20s, speaks Ikwerre and English Languages fluently. Among the alleged criminal activities carried out by Justice Amadi and his gang members are includes: the murder of two policemen on 1 June, 2019, at about 5.45pm who were ambushed at the Elele/Omerelu Road, while responding to a distress call.


The leader of the Police team, DSP. Yusuf Abdullahi of the Anti-Cultism Unit was shot and sustained life threatening gunshot wounds, while a Police Sergeant was killed and his rifle stolen. The criminal gang led by the wanted Italian, is alleged to have kidnapped Mrs. Chioma Ewor on June 1, 2019, at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, in lgwuruta, in Ikwerre local government area and was taken along with her Lexus SUV Rx330.


The victim was later rescued the following day at a forest in Ipo Community, Ikwerre Local Government Area and her car recovered. They were also accused of attacking Police Mobile Personnel on 6 June, 2019, along Elele/Omerelu Road, when they were ambushed, one was shot dead and two others sustained gunshot wounds.


In the light of the above, the Command appealed to the general public or any person with useful information that can lead to the arrest of Italian, to report to the nearest Police Station or call the following; Security Numbers 08032003514; 2.08028915462 and 08098880134. The Police pledged that a handsome reward awaits any person that can give information that will lead to his arrest of those of his gang members.