Police confront 3 fleeing robbery suspects in Warri, kill one, 2 escape with bullet wounds

A gang of three fleeing robbery suspects were, on Thursday at Warri – Sapele Road, Warri, Delta State, intercepted with one fatally wounded after a fierce gun duel with police operatives.

The gun-bearing hoodlums had earlier robbed an unknown victim of some money at popular Warri Club axis, using a black Toyota Corolla car with Reg. No. RBC 218 BL, causing pandemonium in the area just a stone throw to Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS DELTA), Warri.

They were fleeing the scene when police operatives from ‘A’ Division Warri led by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), CSP T.Y Mahmud, acting on a tip-off, trailed the hoodlums and engaged them in a fierce gun battle, wounding one of the suspects in the process.

“The injured suspect was rushed to the hospital where he gave up the ghost while receiving treatment.

“The suspect, before he died, gave his name as Andrew and admitted to being a member of the dreaded Imomotimi Group, a daredevil gang that has been on the Command’s wanted list.

“One locally made pistol loaded with a live cartridge, N130, 000, one small Nokia phone and the Toyota corolla used for the operation were recovered,” acting Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Bright Edafe, disclosed in a statement.

Similarly, at the wee hours of last Monday, a suspected cultist, Rukevwe Afakpor, 29, was arrested during a raid on cult-related black spots by police operatives in the Koko-Oghara axis with one locally-made double barrel gun and three live cartridges recovered from him.

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