Today 3 December, 2022

Notorious armed robber on wanted list shot dead after gun battle with Policemen

Notorious armed robber on wanted list shot dead after gun battle with Policemen

A suspected armed robber who was on the Police wanted list was killed in a gun battle with Rapid Response Squad, RRS operatives in Anwai Illah road, Oshimili South Local Government Area of Delta State.

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It was gathered that the deceased suspect, simply identified as Japhet, died at the hospital where he was receiving medical treatment after suffering gunshot wounds.

The police also found a locally made Beretta pistol with two [2] 9mm live ammunition and a Qlink motorcycle with the registration number WKP 270 QW that had been abandoned by the other gang members.

The deceased suspect and members of his gang allegedly attacked the operatives, who quickly took cover and engaged the marauders in a fierce battle forcing them to retreat.

DSP Bright Edafe, the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the report in a statement signed and made available to journalists.

“In the ensuing gun battle, one of the suspects later identified as Japhet, who has been on the Command’s wanted list for involvement in numerous attacks on Police personnel and killing of innocent people, sustained gunshot injuries and was taken to the hospital where he died while receiving treatment,” he said.

According to DSP Edafe, “Manhunt for the fleeing gang members is ongoing.”

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