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Delta police kill suspected armed robber, arrest two others

By Monday Osayande Asaba
04 August 2022   |   3:43 am
Operatives attached to Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of Delta State Police Command, yesterday, killed a suspected armed robber, Japhet and arrested two others.

Operatives attached to Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of Delta State Police Command, yesterday, killed a suspected armed robber, Japhet and arrested two others.

The Command’s spokesperson, Bright Edafe, told The Guardian in Asaba, that Japhet, who has been in the wanted list of the police, was killed at about 10:30p.m, by men of RRS attached to 74, Anwai-Illah road, Oshimili South Local Council of the state.

He said the suspect was shot during a gun duel and was rushed to the hospital where he gave up the ghost.

Edafe said a locally fabricated Beretta pistol with two 9mm live ammunition and one Qlink motorcycle marked: WKP 270 QW abandoned by the other gang members were recovered.

He also confirmed the arrest of two criminal suspects: Precious Azuka and Isaac Dantala in the early hours of Sunday, July 31, and August 2, 2022 respectively.

According to Edafe, Azuka was arrested in a robbery at Dominion Hotel & Suit in Umunede, while Dantala was arrested for snatching a motorcycle along St Desmond road, Okpanam with a dagger.

Edafe said a locally made cut-to-size gun was found with Azuka, while Dantala snatched a motorcycle marked UDD 332 DH.

According to him, investigation is still ongoing.