A suspected armed robber has been gunned down by operatives of the Delta State Police Command.
The officers also arrested three other suspects in Asaba, the state capital, spokesperson for the command, DSP Bright Edafe said.
Speaking in a statement on Tuesday, November 2, he said the suspected robber was shot dead during a gun duel with police operatives and vigilante in Effurun.
“During the gun duel, one of them sustained bullet wound while others escaped. The injured suspect was taken to the hospital where he gave up the ghost while receiving treatment . One (1) locally made pistol, one (1) expended cartridge, one (1) live cartridge, twenty six (26) live 5.56mm ammunition and one (1) empty AK 47 magazines were recovered. Investigation is ongoing.”
three suspects were arrested by police operatives while on patrol in Asaba and one locally fabricated double barrel pistol recovered from their vehicle.
“On the 31/10/2021 at about 1330hrs, Operation Delta Hawk (OPDH) team 006 and 009 while on confidence building patrol at Bonsaac General Area Asaba intercepted a blue colour Qlink 150 motorcycle with Reg. No. Delta LEH 259 QN and Eng. No. QL162FNJ-1 with three occupants. The team on reasonable suspicion search the rider and the passengers.
“Consequently, upon searching the suspects namely: Chuks Abah ‘m’ age 23yrs of No. 42 Zion Street Bonsaac Asaba, Ogbonna Micheal ‘m’ age 37yrs of St. Calistol Oju Oduke Asaba and Amechi Mordi ‘m’ age 22yrs of Bonsaac Asaba. One (1) locally fabricated double barrel pistol was recovered from a bag allegedly belonging to the rider Chuks Abah.