The Delta State Police Command has confirmed the killing of an armed robbery suspect during a gun battle at Old Ekete Road, Ovwian, Udu Local Government Area of the state.
The incident was confirmed in a statement issued on Saturday by the Acting Police Public Relations Officer of Delta State Command, DSP Bright Edafe, who also revealed the arrest of 12 suspected cultists.
DSP Edafe revealed in the statement that 138 rounds of AK-47 live ammunition, one AK-47 Magazine, one Beretta pistol and a knife were recovered from a fleeing armed robbery suspect.
According to DSP Edafe, the Police at Ovwian-Aladja, got a distress call that three armed men were at Old Ekete road robbing passersby and the DPO Ovwian-Aladja Division, SP Samuel Y. Kwabe swiftly mobilised and led patrol teams to the scene.
He said; “On sighting the patrol vehicle, one unidentified among them was gun down in the process of exchange of fire, while the remaining two escaped. One locally made pistol with two cartridges were recovered.”