Police Kill 14-year-old Suspected Robbery Gang Leader, Nab Three Members In Delta

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The Delta State Police Command said it killed a suspected robber in a gun duel on 29th September 2023.

Additionally, three members of the robbery gang were arrested while others escaped with bullet wounds, according to DSP Edafe Bright, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO).

DSP Bright, in a statement on 3rd October 2023, disclosed that the DPO ‘B’ Division Warri SP Bolarinwa Alabi, received a distress call about an armed robbery operation at Giwamu junction Warri.

He revealed that during the attack one police undercover operative was at the scene who sighted one of the suspects and later trailed him to a Suya spot at Enerhen Junction.

The DPO ‘B’ Division, Warri, acting on the directive of the State Commissioner of Police CP Wale Abass, embarked on an intelligence-led operation alongside his men and arrested one Gift Peace ‘m’ aged 14yrs at the said Suya spot at Enerhen junction.

According to the image maker, the teenager confessed to being a member of an armed robbery gang that terrorizes Warri and its environs; and that he has been in the act since he was seven years old.

He mentioned other members and thus took the detectives to their hideout.

“The gang members upon sighting the police opened fire from their unregistered operational tricycle and due response was given to their hostility, and in the process, one of the suspects who was later identified as the leader of the gang sustained serious gunshot injuries while others escaped.

“He was taken to the hospital where he was eventually confirmed dead by the doctor.

“The exhibit recovered includes the following: the operational tricycle of the gang, one locally made cut-to-size single barrel gun with stocked expended cartridges, and three live cartridges.

Two male gang members: Idigbe Osreis (19) and Idigbe Perfect (16) were later arrested at their hideout.

Rfforts are ongoing to arrest the fleeing member, and also to recover more of their operation arms.

The PPRO said the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abass, while emphasizing the necessity of adequate parenting as an essentiality in the fight against crime, advised that parents should be alive to their responsibilities, and safeguard the future of their wards by monitoring and teaching them valuable precautionary lessons that would help them avoid bad companies and hence stay away from criminal activities.

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