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Police neutralizes two suspected armed robbers, recovers tricycle



Operatives of the Delta State Police Command have neutralized two suspected armed robbers in  a gun duel between the suspects and the Police.

A statement signed by the State’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP. Edafe Bright, made disclosure, today.

The press release reads, “ On 16/01/2023 at about 1700hrs, the DPO Owvian Aladja Police station CSP Aliyu Shaba received a distress call that a male corpse was found at the expressway close to Ujevwu junction in Udu LGA.

“Acting on this information, he detailed detectives to the scene where the corpse later identified as Efe Peter ‘m’ 26yrs old a native of Egiegi community who was shot by some armed robbers and carted away his tricycle.

“The corpse was evacuated and taken to the mortuary. On the same day, a good spirited individual reported at the station that the deceased was his tricycle rider, and the tricycle has a tracking device installed on it.

“ It was on this information that the operatives again swung into action, trailed and located the tricycle to Warri/ Sapele road by Mercy City church where the robbers on sighting the police opened fire in a bid to escape and the police responded accordingly.

“In the ensuing gun duel, one of the suspects was neutralized, while the other suspect who sustained a serious gunshot injury was arrested. He confessed to the murder of the deceased and revealed that his other gang members were one Kparobo ‘m’, Smally Macaiver ‘m’ and progress ‘m’ all residing in Ekpan.

“One cut to size locally made single barrel gun, one cartridge, and two expended cartridges were recovered while the injured suspect was taken to the hospital where he later died while receiving treatment. Effort is on to arrest the other gang members.”

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