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Delta State police kill armed robbery suspect in gun battle

15:52 Jun 28 2021 Delta State

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AN armed robbery suspect, was on Saturday, shot dead in a gun battle with police operatives in the Amukpe area of Sapele, Sapele Local Government Area, Delta State.

Police Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, Mr. Bright Edafe, who disclosed this in a statement, said the deceased was a member of a notorious armed robbery syndicate that have been terrorizing residents of Sapele for some time now and have been on the trail of police.

“The deadly armed robber met his water-lo on 26/6/2021 at about 0530hrs after a distress call was received by the Divisional Police Officer, Sapele Division from Tropical area of Amukpe, Sapele that three man gang of armed robbers were in the house of one man (name withheld) in Amukpe Sapele.

“The DPO Sapele Division CSP Harrison Nwabuisi immediately detailed Patrol teams to the scene in conjunction with vigilantes. When the combined team of Police and vigilante arrived the scene, the armed robbers engaged them in a gun duel which was returned by the police, one notorious armed robber who has been terrorizing Amukpe area of Sapele named Diamond ‘m’ surname unknown a.k.a FOWLBOY was gun down during the gun duel while others escaped with bullet injuries.

“The injured suspect was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty. Exhibit recovered includes one cut to size locally made gun, a military camouflage sweater and seven different phones of various make. Serious effort is on with a view to arresting the other fleeing members of the gang.”

The statement added: “On the 25/6/21, a young lady who went to get her children from school parked her vehicle at Regina mundi, by Ogbe-Ogonogo market, Asaba, and went to get her children.
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