•Police recover gun, cartridges
A suspected armed robber has reportedly died during treatment, following a gunshot injury he sustained during a counter operation in the State.
The incident reportedly happened on Friday in Warri, Delta state.
It was learnt that the police recovered one locally made cut-to-size gun and six rounds of live cartridges.
According to the State Police Command’s spokesman, DSP Bright Edafe: “On 05/08/2022, at about 1715hrs, Anti-crime patrol attached to ‘A’ Division Warri were on Stop and search duty at Iyara road when they intercepted a tricycle with three male occupants.
“The suspects surprisingly reversed the tricycle and sped off, the team upon suspicion went after them till they got to chevron Clinic road in Warri.
“The hoodlums opened fire on the Policemen and the team equally responded. In the process, one of the Suspects was maimed while others escaped. The injured suspect was taken to the hospital where he gave up the ghost while receiving treatment. One locally made a cut-to-size gun with six live cartridges and two expended cartridges were recovered. A serious manhunt for the other members of the gang is ongoing.
“The Commissioner of Police while appreciating the efforts of Deltans in the fight against crime and criminality, urges them to be patient especially when they encounter policemen on the road performing stop and search duty.
“He noted that Stop and Search is one of the proactive ways of combating crime and nipping it in the bud. The CP assures all residents in the State that the Command remains committed to carrying out its core mandate which is the protection of life and property.” He added.