Delta State Police Command has shot dead a suspected armed robber along Urhobo road, in Warri. The Command’s spokesperson, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Bright Edafe told The Guardian yesterday, in Asaba, that police attached to ‘A’ Division Rapid Response Squad (RRS) were on routine stop and search duty when they sighted two young boys on foot approaching them.
He said one of the suspects brought out a gun from his hand bag and fired at the officers but missed his target. The team returned fire, forcing the suspects to retreat, and unfortunately for them, one of the suspects was maimed, while the other suspect escaped.
According to him, “the injured suspect gave up the ghost before he could get to the hospital while one locally made gun, one expended cartridge, and one live cartridge were recovered from him, and a Manhunt for the fleeing suspects is ongoing”.
Similarly, police operatives attached to ‘B’ Division Warri, while on surveillance patrol along Okere market junction, received a distress call that a four-man armed robbery gang was operating around Miramble Guest House along Okere Road.
He said: “The team raced to the scene but when the hoodlums sighted the Police, they engaged them in a gun duel and in the ensuing gun battle, one of the hoodlums was fatally wounded while others escaped.
“One locally made double barrel cut-to-size gun and a live cartridge were recovered from the suspects, while the injured suspect was taken to the hospital where he gave up the ghost while receiving treatment.
“On August 25, at about 1730hours, operatives of Eagle-Net Special Squad while on Aberdeen patrol duty, intercepted a sienna vehicle marked: SAP 889 AA driven by one Demilola Adefuwa, 42, along Benin-Sapele road.
“As usual, they subjected the vehicle to a search during which nine bags of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp covered with plantain leaves for the purpose of deceiving the police were recovered and the team arrested the suspect, with the recovered exhibit.”
Source: The Guardian