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Notorious robber terrorising Delta residents killed by police


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A notorious armed robber, Diamond a.k.a Fowlboy, who had been terrorising residents of the Sapele Area of Delta State has been killed by a joint police operation that included the local vigilance team.

The news was disclosed by the Police Spokesman in the state, DSP Bright Edafe said this in a statement issued on Sunday in Asaba, according to The PUNCH.

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Edafe said, “A heavy gun duel ensued between the police and a notorious armed robbery syndicate. The armed robbers had been terrorising residents of Sapele for some time now and the police had been on their trail.

“The deadly armed robber met his waterloo on Saturday, June 26, after a distress call was received by the Divisional Police Officer Sapele Division from Tropical Area of Amukpe that a three-man gang of armed robbers was in the house of one man (name withheld) in Amukpe, Sapele.

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“The DPO immediately detailed patrol teams to the scene in conjunction with vigilantes. When the combined team of Police and vigilante arrived at the scene, the armed robbers engaged them in a gun duel.

“One notorious armed robber who had been terrorising Amukpe Area of Sapele named Diamond, a.k.a Fowlboy was gun down during a gun duel while others escaped with bullet injuries.

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“The injured suspect was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead by a doctor.”

According to the spokesman, investigation is ongoing with a view to arresting the other fleeing members of the gang.