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Delta police kill four robbery suspects

Posted: Apr 3, 2015 at 3:00 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Felix Igbekoyi / Correspondent, Asaba


The Anti-Robbery patrol team of the Delta State Police Command, on Wednesday, killed four out of five robbery suspects  who were operating along St. Patrick Catholic church road, Ogwashi-Uku.

According to a statement by the Command’s spokesperson, Celestina Kalu, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), “at about 0600hrs, the police at Ogwashi-Uku Police Station received information through an anonymous caller that armed robbers numbering about five were operating along St. Patrick Catholic church road, Ogwashi-Uku”.

Consequently, Kalu said the team mobilised immediately to the scene.

According to her, the hoodlums on sighting the policemen opened fire on them, and in the ensuing gun duel, four of the unidentified gun men were gunned down while one escaped with bullet wounds.

Kalu listed items recovered from the hoodlums to include one double barrel gun with two live and two expended cartridges, one generating set, 26 handsets of different makes, three laptops, one L.G. Plasma Television set, one amplifier, two hammers, one rod and other items.

The police imake maker also added that the same syndicate had earlier robbed a family at the back of African house, Ogbe-ofu quarters, Ogwashi-uku and raped a girl on March 29, 2015.

She said they also robbed some persons at Umu-okwe quarters Ogwashi-uku on March 31, 2015.

According to her, “the criminals went to St. Patrick Catholic road, Ogbe-ofu quarters, Ogwashi-uku for their nefarious activities on 1/4/15 at about 0300hrs where they met their waterloo”.

However, she assured that efforts are on to track down the fleeing suspects and bring them to justice.