Omos Oyinbode, Asaba
The police in Delta State have made another breakthrough in crime bursting as a police sergeant attached to Agbor Division in Ika South Council Area of the state, gunned down an armed robbery gang leader.
The gang leader is said to be one of the most wanted gang leader in the area for sometimes now as his members have been terrorising members of the community in recent times without any molestation.
However, it was end of the road to the suspect as he was target and killed while they were busy robbing the residents at the late hour of the night.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Celestina Kalu, told journalists that the robbers were robbing at the dead hour of the night when nemesis caught with them as they ran into a police sergeant attached to the division when he was returning from night duty.
She said the hoodlums were operating with a Lifan Motorcycle along the Old Lagos- Asaba Express Way in Agbor as they were shooting sporadically into the air to scare residents.
According to her, the policeman was courageous and confronted the hoodlum who retaliated but the officer successfully killed their leader while other gang members escaped.
She said items recovered from the deceased was one cut to size double barrel gun and three live cartridges. She, however, said efforts are in top gear to track down the fleeing suspects and bring them to justice.