Police kill robber, recover AK-47 in Delta

Delta police command, Wednesday, killed a suspected armed robber and recovered rounds of AK-47 ammunition.

A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe said “0n 21/6/2022, the DPO Kwale Division received a distress call that an armed robbery operation was taking place along Jesus Avenue in Umusadege quarters in Kwale, Ndokwa West area of the state.

DPO Kwjale Division oblised and led the Divisional Anti-Crime Patrol team to the scene, the suspects on sighting the police, engaged them in a gun duel, during which, one of the hoodlums sustained bullet injuries while others escaped.

PPRO said “one locally made gun, four live cartridges, and four expended cartridges were recovered. 

DSP Edafe said the injured suspect was taken to the Hospital where he died while receiving treatment while the manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang is ongoing.

He also said “on the 20/06/2022 at about 0830hrs, the Divisional Anti Crime Patrol team attached to ‘C’ Division Asaba while on stop and search duty at the head-bridge Asaba, Delta State intercepted an unregistered KC Sanya motorcycle conveying four men including the rider.

“One of them holding a black polythene bag. Upon sighting the Police, they abandoned the bike and took to their heels, the Officers gave them a hot chase culminating in the arrest of two of the four suspects namely; Michael Reuben ‘m’ 29yrs and Odemba Onochie ‘m’ 30yrs, both of Okoanala Oko in Oshimili South LGA of Delta State. 

“In the black polythene bag in possession of one of the suspects, Michael Reuben, one hundred (100) rounds of 7.62MM AK 47  live ammunition were recovered hidden inside the bag. Manhunt for the other fleeing suspects is ongoing.