Police arrest 2 suspected armed robbers, recover arms in Delta



Police Command in Delta has arrested two suspected armed robbers and recovered ammunition from them.


spokesman of Command,  DSP Bright Edafe, disclosed this in a statement available to newsmen Sunday in Warri.


Edafe identified the as Yusuf Ibrahim and Hashimu Garba,  adding that two were nabbed Nov. 26 by Anti-Crime Patrol Team attached to Ekpan Police Station in Uvwie Local Government Area of the state.


He explained that the patrol team was a stop and search duty the NPA Expressway, Warri, when they accosted the three suspects, with one currently at large.
 
Nov.  26,  at about 2315 hours,  Anti-Crime Patrol Team attached to Ekpan Police Station while visibility patrol/stop and search duty flagged down a with three occupants by Benjones in Hausa Market the NPA Expressway, Warri.


“The alighted from the and one of them surprisingly shot at the patrol team and the team returned same.


“During the gun duel, one of the Ibrahim, age 27, was shot on left foot.


“He was consequently arrested alongside the rider of the motorcycle, one Garba, aged 30, while the third suspect escaped,” he said.


Edafe said that exhibits recovered from them included: one cut-to-size locally- single-barrel gun, three live cartridges and two  expended cartridges.


He said that the command had launched manhunt for the fleeing suspect. (NAN)