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Police Neutralize Fleeing Armed Robber In Delta

Posted by Amarachi on Wed 05th Jun, 2024 -

The suspect was confirmed dead at Ekpan General Hospital where he was rushed for medical treatment.


A member of a notorious armed robbery gang has been eliminated by the Delta State Police Command after he attempted to escape by jumping off a bridge in Ekpan, Uvwie Local Government Area of the state.

Spokesperson of the command, SP Bright Edafe, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, said the suspect had led operatives to their hideout in search of two fleeing members of the gang when he jumped off the bridge and was shot by the police operatives.

The suspect was confirmed dead at Ekpan General Hospital where he was rushed for medical treatment.

“On 31/05/2024 at about 2140hrs, operatives of Ekpan Divisional undercover surveillance patrol team while on routine patrol along Army Barracks Link Road off Refinery Road Ekpan, they were double-crossed by a tricycle with three occupants in their usual style of robbing innocent citizens but on noticing they were policemen, the hoodlums took to their heels, and were given a hot chase during which one of the suspects was arrested with a black bag, one cut-to-size Double Barrel Gun with two Live Cartridges were recovered in the bag,” the statement read.

"Upon interrogation, the suspect stated that the two other suspects who escaped were his gang members, and they usually double-crossed their victims, robbed them, and sometimes kidnapped them

"Following his confession, the suspect was taken to their hideout along NNPC Link Road, he jumped into the bridge in an attempt to escape and was maimed by the Police operatives.

“The suspect was taken to Ekpan General Hospital for medication but was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty. Effort to arrest other fleeing members of the gang is ongoing.”

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