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Suspected Armed Robbers Disguised As EFCC Operatives Kill DSP - Delta Police (Photo)

Posted by Thandiubani on Wed 29th Nov, 2023 - tori.ng

Troops of the Nigerian Army arrested eight of the suspects and wounded two while two others escaped with arms.

 
Eight armed robbers who disguised as EFCC operatives have been arrested by troops of the Nigerian Army.
 
This is according to the Delta State Police Command.
 
The command also confirmed the killing of a Deputy Superintendent of Police, DSP Sunday Okoebor, in Asaba, the state capital.
 
The police officer was killed during a robbery operation in the early hours of Tuesday, November 28, 2023, in the Koka area of Asaba. 
 
Troops of the Nigerian Army arrested eight of the suspects and wounded two while two others escaped with arms. 
 
Spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, who confirmed the development in a statement on Tuesday night, said the late officer was shot dead by the robbers who broke into his apartment in the guise of being operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). 
 
According to the PPPRO, on noticing he was a police officer, the robbers shot him in the head. 
 
“The Command is aware of a misleading viral WhatsApp post making the rounds that the PPRO Delta State command was shot dead at his apartment. The command wishes to debunk this false news in totality and advises members of the public to completely disregard it,” the statement read.
 
"For the avoidance of doubt and to put the record straight, the Command wishes to state that, on 28/11/2023 at about 0330 hours, one DSP Sunday Okoebor attached to the Command X-Squad was shot dead at his apartment. 
 
"The late officer was shot dead by suspected armed robbers who broke into his apartment in the guise of being EFCC Operatives and on noticing he was a Police officer, he was shot in the head. 
 
"The Commissioner of Police Delta State immediately detailed tactical teams to go all out for the suspects. At about 0630 hours of the same date, the reinforcement comprising of the Command's Joint Security Outfit A.K.A Operation Delta Hawk arrested eight suspects who had confessed to the act and murder of the late police officer.
 
"The Commissioner of Police CP Wale Abass on behalf of the command commiserate with the family of the late officer and assures them of justice.
 
“Members of the public are advised to desist from spreading false news and urged to reach out to the command for clarification before going to the media.” 


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