Two suspects in armed robbery die in gunfight with police in Delta

Two suspects in armed robbery were killed in separate gun battles with Delta State Police Command officers.

One of the deceased suspects was part of a gang of four operating around Miramble Guest House along Sam Okere Road, Warri, Warri South Local Government Area, when police officers attached to ‘B’ Division, Warri, charged at them after a distress call.

The statement from the police public relations officer (PPRO), DSP Bright Edafe, on Saturday said the incident took place on Friday.

He alleged that the gang engaged the police in a duel that resulted in a fatal injury and the suspect’s subsequent death in a hospital.

A locally made double-barreled custom cannon and a live cartridge were reportedly recovered from the gang.

Similarly, on 23/8/2022, police officers attached to the ‘A’ Division Rapid Response squad were engaged in routine stop and search services along Urhobo Road when they spotted two young boys arriving on foot. The men were on the alert as they were out to play a quick one and attack them.

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“It is not surprising that one of the suspects took a gun from his handbag and fired at the police officers, but missed his target.

“The team returned fire and forced the suspects to withdraw. Unfortunately for them, one of the suspects was mutilated while the other suspect escaped.

“The injured suspect also gave up the ghost before he could go to hospital,” Edafe said of the second deceased suspect.

According to him, a locally made gun, a worn cartridge and a live cartridge were recovered.

Meanwhile, police officers also intercepted a Toyota Sienna vehicle carrying Reg. No. SAP 889 AA driven by one Demilola Adefuwa, 42 years old, along the Benin-Sapele road.

DSP Edafe said in its statement that after a thorough search of the vehicle, nine bags of weeds suspected of being Indian hemp covered with plantain leaves were recovered to mislead the police.

He added that the suspect has been arrested and the exhibit has been confiscated while further investigations are underway.

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