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Police Operatives Kill Wanted Criminal Suspect, Arrest Two Others In Delta

Rita Enemuru, Reporting

Operatives of Delta State Police Command on Tuesday, August 2, killed a suspected armed robber identified as Japhet and arrested two others.

Japhet, who has been in the wanted list of the police, was killed around 10:30p.m by men of Rapid Response Squad attached to 74, Anwai-Illah road, Oshimili South Local Government Area of the state.

Police Operatives Kill Wanted Criminal Suspect, Arrest Two Others In Delta

One of the suspects

In a statement signed by Police Public Relations Officer(PPRO), Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Bright Edafe, the suspect was shot during a gun duel.

He was rushed to the hospital where he gave up the ghost.

A locally fabricated beretta pistol with two [2] 9mm live ammunition and one Qlink motorcycle with reg no. WKP 270 QW abandoned by the other gang members were recovered according to the statement.

Police Operatives Kill Wanted Criminal Suspect, Arrest Two Others In Delta

One of the suspects

The statement also affirmed the arrest of two criminal suspects, Precious Azuka and Isaac Dantala on the early hours of that Tuesday, August 2 and Sunday, July 31, 2022.

While Azuka was arrested in a robbery act at Dominion Hotel’s & Suit in Umunede, Dantala was arrested for snatching a motorcycle along St Desmond road, Okpanam with a dagger.

The statement claimed the recovery of a locally made cut-to-size gun from Azuka and the snatched motorcycle with reg no UDD 332 DH alongside a dagger from Dantala.

According to the police, investigation is ongoing.

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