Delta Police Command exchanges gunfire with armed robbers, recovers money, rifles, magaizines, others.

Written by on August 30, 2021

Delta state police command has again recorded another major success in the fight against crime and criminality in the state.

This is as a result of the proactive strategies put in place by the Commissioner of Police Delta state CP Ari Muhammed Ali.

The CP assures Deltans that the command will do all it takes to see that the security will continue to improve and that the command will sustain the tempo with a view to seeing that criminally minded people do not find it easy in the state, as the state will be too hot for them.

Acting Police Public Relations Officer, Delta State Command, DSP. Bright Edafe, in a statement, said the Divisional patrol team from Otu-Jeremi police station while on stop and search duty along Egbo/Otokutu road on the 28th of August, received information that four (4) suspected armed robbers who had earlier snatched two (2) vehicles, abandoned the vehicles at Otokutu community due to suspected mechanical faults and were escaping in a tricycle.

According to Edafe, The team swung into action and chased the hoodlums but the gang on sighting the police team opened fire on them and in the ensuing gun battle, the hoodlums were forced to abandon the tricycle.

Two of the hoodlums escaped and ran into the bush while two others were fatally wounded and found in the tricycle with gun shot injuries.

One Ak47 rifle with breech no. not visible, an empty magazine, a cash sum of two hundred thousand naira(#200,000.00), gold jewelries were recovered.

The suspects who sustained gunshot injuries were rushed to the hospital where they gave up the ghost while receiving treatment. The DPO Otu-jeremi Division again led a combined team of police/vigilante to further comb the bush for the possible arrest of the other fleeing members of the gang but in the process recovered another AK 47 rifle with breach number NK344397 with two magazines and 3 live ammunition. Manhunt for the other members of the gang is ongoing.

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