During a gunfight, the Delta State Police Command murdered a suspected armed robber.
DSP Bright Edafe, the state Police Public Relations Officer, stated this on Thursday in Asaba, the state capital.
“On September 22, 2021, while on a stop-and-search duty on the Benin/Asaba Road, Umunede, men of the Delta State Police Command Rapid Response Squad flagged down a Lexus 350 SUV with number plate WWR 343 MD, white in color, with three occupants,” he stated.
“When the suspects saw the operatives, they came to a halt, disembarked from the car, opened fire indiscriminately, and fled into the woods.
“The operatives retaliated with fire and pursued them. One of the robbers was killed in the gunfight, but the other two managed to flee with bullet wounds.
“The injured suspect was found with a locally-made pistol loaded with live cartridges and two empty cartridges during a search.
“The injured suspect was transported to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment.”
According to Edafe, the Lexus SUV was kidnapped from its owner at gunpoint around the Warri region on Saturday.
In other news, Operation Delta Hawk agents prevented a cult initiation in Agbor on Monday and captured two suspects.
The operatives obtained solid information that activities to initiate new members into the Vikings cult were occurring near Aliokpo Powerline along Old Warri Road in Agbor, according to the PPRO.
He added that when the crew arrived on the location, two male suspects — Blessing Rex, 30, and Lucky Wisdom, 18 — were apprehended, while others escaped.