Four persons shot dead as Police operatives, armed robbers engage in gun battle

Four suspected armed robbers have been shot dead in a gun battle with Police Officers attached to Delta State Police Command.

It was gathered that the Police Public Relations Officer of Delta State Police Command, Mr Bright Edafe, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday.

He said that on Sunday, May 16, some residents of Ethiope East Local Government Area, Delta State, called the DPO, Abraka Division, CSP Aliyu Shaba, telling him of an ongoing armed robbery happening in their compound.

He said that the DPO upon receiving the call for help, mobilized patrol teams/ vigilante to the crime scene.

He said that the armed robbers numbering about 4 on sighting the team of Police and local vigilante opened fire, which the PPRO stated was returned by the team.

He further said that, “During the exchange of firing, 2 of the robbers were fatally wounded and gave up the ghost on the way to hospital while others escaped into the bush with bullets wound.”

“On the same date, at about 5:30pm, in continuation of the rigorous search for the runaway armed robbers, the DPO, and the patrol teams mounted early morning stop and search along Abraka/Eku expressway when suddenly a passenger vehicle carrying 2 young boys along with other persons was flagged down for search.”

“Before the vehicle could finally stop the 2 young boys who are already with bullet injuries on sighting the police took to their heels.”

“They were maimed and arrested. They both confessed to being members of the armed robbery gang that just escaped from a robbery scene and gave the names of the first 2 members as one Godspower Thomas a.k.a Perleke of Sapele road Scrab yard Warri and one Ejime Omovon a.k.a. evil spirit of Urhka Abraka while one peace Johnson a.k.a de-law of Ukpaka in udu LGA and Joel surname unknown of Ughelli were the last arrested while trying to escape along Abraka/Eku expressway.”

“Due to continuous bleeding from the gunshot injuries sustained earlier they gave up the ghost in the hospital before treatment could be administered.”

He said that the Police recovered some weapons such as 1 AK-47 rifle , 2 locally made pistol, some ammunition, one HP laptop, a dvd player , one play station with four play station pads some clothes from the suspects.

“Other items recovered from the slain suspected includes; 3 power banks, one white glo Wi-Fi , one Iphone Xmax , one tecno pop 3 phone, one Nokia torchlight phone, one Redmi Android phone, one VIVO android phone and one Samsung galaxy x10 phone, ” he added.

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