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Police Kill Notorious Armed Robber In Delta



Police Kill Notorious Armed Robber In Delta

The suspect was taken to the hospital where he was later certified dead

The Delta State Police Command says its operatives have killed a suspected notorious armed robber in Orogun community, Ughelli North Government of the State.

DSP Bright Edafe, Police Public Relations Officer in Delta, disclosed this in a statement on January 13, 2023.

The DSP said that the police acted on a tip-off that some suspected notorious armed robbers who have been on the command’s wanted list over their involvement in a foiled robbery operation on June 23, 2022, in Orogun community, were seen gathered within the Unukpo – Orogun palm tree plantation.

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Edafe said the DPO of the Orogun division in a proactive move to forestall another attack, mobilized and led police operatives to the area.

”As they were approaching the scene, the hoodlums opened fire on the Police which the police equally responded.

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The hoodlums took to flight due to the superior police firepower of the Police but during the ensuing gun duel, the gang leader, one Bobo Ononibe ‘m’ aged 26yrs of Ufuoma Street, Unukpo – Orogun community, Ughelli North LGA, sustained serious gunshot injuries.

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He said the suspect was taken to the hospital where he was later certified dead by the doctor on duty. One locally made cut-to-size gun, three (03) cartridges, one machete, one dagger, and native charms among others were recovered.

He, however, said efforts are on to arrest the fleeing members of the gang.

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