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Suspected robber shot by colleague in Delta


A 31-year-old suspected armed robber, Ugbaudu Williams, has been shot dead by an undisclosed ‘partner in Crime’ on Friday in Warri, Edo State.

Acting State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Edafe Bright, confirmed the development.

Bright disclosed that the deceased and others at large went on a robbery mission on May 5 at Ijomi village near Oghara, Ethiope West Local Government Area of the state.

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He stated that following distress call, the Divisional Police Officer of Oghara Division immediately deployed the patrol team to the scene.

“The suspects on sighting the police ran into the nearby bush which was later combed by a combined team of police and Vigilante.

“Williams, a notorious criminal was found fatally shot on his right hand and seriously bleeding.

“He confessed that he was shot by one Desmond, his partner in crime.

“Williams was taken to his house for a search where a locally made gun, two live cartridges and one expended cartridge were recovered.

“He was rushed to the General Hospital, Oghara, for treatment where he gave up the ghost,’’ he said.

Bright, however, stated that the police had launched a manhunt for the fleeing suspect.

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