Police kill suspect on wanted list in Delta

16:39 Aug 4 2022 Delta state

DELTA State Police Command has confirmed the killing of an armed suspect, who has been on its wanted list, along Anwai-Illah road Oshimili South Local Government Area of the State.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, who confirmed this in a statement, said the deceased died after a gun battle between operatives attached to the Command’s Rapid Response Squad and some armed hoodlums.

He said: “On 02/08/2022 at about 1035hrs, operatives attached to Rapid Response Squad, while on surveillance patrol along 74, Anwai-Illah road, Oshimili South LGA, were attacked by some hoodlums, the operatives quickly took cover and engaged the marauders in a serious gun battle thereby forcing them to a retreat.

“However, in the ensuing gun duel, one of the suspects later identified as Japhet (surname unknown), who has been on the command’s wanted list for involvement in numerous attacks on Police personnel and killing of innocent persons, sustained gunshot injuries. He was taken to the hospital where he gave up the ghost while receiving treatment.

“One locally fabricated Beretta pistol with two 9mm live ammunition and one Qlink motorcycle with number plate, WKP 270 QW abandoned by the other gang members were recovered.”
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