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In Delta, police kill a wanted criminal suspect and arrest two others

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Ibekimi Oriamaja Reports

Delta State Police Command officers stopped a suspected armed robbery, identified as Japheth, and arrested two others.

Japheth, who had been on the police wanted list, was killed last Tuesday around 10:30 p.m. by men from the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) at 74, Anwai-Illah road, Oshimili South Local Government Area of the state.

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The suspect was shot during a gun duel, according to the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Bright Edafe, and was rushed to the hospital, where he died.
He revealed that a locally made Beretta pistol with two 9mm live ammunition and a Qlink motorcycle with the registration number WKP 270 QW, both abandoned by the other gang members, were found at the scene of the incident.

Edafe stated that two other criminal suspects, Precious Azuka and Isaac Dantala, were apprehended in separate locations in the early hours of last Tuesday.
He said: “While Azuka was arrested in a robbery act at Dominion Hotel and Suite in Umunede, Dantala was arrested for snatching a motorcycle on St Desmond Road, Okpanam with a dagger.

“A locally made cut-to-size gun from Azuka and the snatched motorcycle with registration number: UDD 332 DH and a dagger from Dantala were also recovered.”

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