Two armed robbery suspects have been killed in Delta state.
A statement released by the the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Bright Edafe, says on January 13, the police acted on a tip-off that some suspected notorious armed robbers who have been on the command’s wanted list over their involvement in a foiled robbery operation on June 23, 2022 in Orogun community, were seen gathered within the Unukpo – Orogun palm tree plantation.
Edafe said the DPO of Orogun division in a proactive move to forestall another attack, mobilized and led police operatives to the area.
”As they were approaching the scene, the hoodlums opened fire on the Police which the police equally responded.
The hoodlums took to flight due to the superior police fire power of the Police but during the ensuing gun duel, the gang leader, one Bobo Ononibe ‘m’ aged 26yrs of Ufuoma Street, Unukpo – Orogun community, Ughelli North LGA, sustained serious gunshot injuries, he was taken to the hospital where he was later certified dead by the doctor on duty. One locally made cut-to-size gun, three (03) cartridges, one machete, one dagger, native charms among others were recovered.”Edafe said
He added that efforts are on to arrest the fleeing members of the gang.
In another development, the DPO Agbarho Division received a distress call that some members of Ewherhe community Agbarho, Ughelli North LGA, caught a suspected armed robber along ewherhe/ovu road with one locally made cut-to-size double barrel gun and one live cartridge, some suspected stolen items which includes, one Iphone 11 pro-max, one hp laptop, one mp3 player and cash sum of eight thousand two hundred and twenty naira (#8,220) and that the suspect was being mobbed.
The DPO detailed patrol teams to proceed, on getting to the scene, the mob escaped leaving the suspect badly beaten. Although the suspect was rescued and taken to the hospital, he died while receiving treatment. Investigation is ongoing.