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Delta Police Command Eliminates Fleeing Suspected Kidnapper/Armed Robber, Seizes AK-47 Rifle, Magazines

ByHybrid News

Jun 26, 2023

The Delta State Police Command, under the guidance of Commissioner of Police CP Wale Abass psc, remains committed to ensuring the safety and security of the state’s residents.

In adherence to this directive, the DPO of ‘A’ Division Warri, CSP T.Y Mahmud, acted upon credible intelligence on 23rd June 2023 at approximately 06:45hrs. He led a team of operatives from ‘A’ Division Warri to raid a criminal hideout located along Stadium Road, Warri.

During the operation, the team successfully apprehended a 58-year-old suspect and seized an AK-47 rifle along with three magazines.

Upon interrogation, the suspect confessed to being a member and the armorer of the notorious “bobone” armed robbery gang, which has been causing terror in Warri and its surroundings.

The suspect also provided the police with valuable information regarding the whereabouts of other gang members.

Based on the provided information, the police proceeded to the gang’s hideout along Chevron Road, however, as the team approached the hideout, they came under a severe attack from the gang members.

In an attempt to escape, the suspect was severely wounded in the leg, effectively preventing his getaway. Regrettably, despite immediate medical attention, the suspect succumbed to his injuries while receiving treatment at the hospital.

The Delta State Police Command has launched a manhunt for the remaining gang members, who managed to flee the scene with gunshot wounds. Efforts are underway to bring them to justice and ensure the safety of the community.

The Delta State Police Command encourages citizens to continue providing valuable information that can assist in combating crime in the state. The police remain resolute in their commitment to rid Delta State of criminal elements and create a safe environment for all.

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