DELTA: Police gun down armed robbery suspect, arrest 12 suspected cultists  


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.

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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.”






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