The Delta State Police Command has arrested a suspected armed robber, who snatched a car and shot its driver.
Suspected Armed Robber Arrested By Delta Police
This was disclosed in a statement issued on Tuesday by the spokesman of the command, Bright Edafe, and posted on the Twitter handle of the command.
Edafe said, “On the 6/11/2022 at about 2100hrs, Dragon Patrol teams 15/13 while on stop-and-search duty along Warri-Sapele road by Ibada-Elume in Sapele LGA, Intercepted one Lexus RX 330 SUV with reg no. KWC 81 HH, Chasis no. JTIHF31U400010242 For a search.”
According to him, the driver who was the lone occupant of the vehicle jumped out of the vehicle and fled into a nearby bush in a bid to escape.
The police spokesman added that he was given a hot chase by the operatives and was arrested.
“When a phone call was put across to the phone number found in the document, one man (name withheld) answered and informed the police that the vehicle was snatched at gunpoint from his son (name withheld) on the 4/11/2022 at about 1900hrs around Ebrumede Area during which he was shot and currently receiving treatment,” the police image maker added.
He said the suspect is in custody aiding the investigation.
8th November, 2022.
ARREST OF SUSPECTED ARMED ROBBERS/RECOVERY OF ONE LOCALLY MADE GUN
ARREST OF SUSPECTED ARMED ROBBER/RECOVERY OF STOLEN VEHICLE pic.twitter.com/4qxrP17Yzq
— Delta State Police Command (@DeltaPoliceNG) November 8, 2022
Meanwhile, Kanyi Daily reported how the Delta police command arrested 10 suspected gunrunners and recovered 42 locally made single-barrel guns and others.