The Police Command in Delta on Friday said it had shot a member of a notorious armed robbery gang on in its wanted list.
He gave the gang’s name as Imomotimi group.
Edafe said that the armed robber was shot on Thursday by the ‘A’ Division, Warri Rapid Respond Team, on observation and visibility patrol on the Warri-Sapele Road.
“On Sept. 16, 2021, about 1:20 p.m., the DPO, ‘A’ Division, Warri, CSP Tanko Mahmud, led the Divisional Rapid Respond Team on observation/visibility patrol on the Warri-Sapele Road by Warri Club.
“During the gun duel, one of the armed robbers sustained a serious gunshot injury while the two others escaped with bullet wounds,” he said.
The acting police spokesman said that the injured suspect was rushed to a hospital but died while receiving treatment.
“Before he died, he gave his name as Andrew and admitted to be a member of the dreaded ‘Imomotimi group’, a dare-devil gang that has been on the command’s wanted list,” he said.