The suspects and items recovered from them.

By Ogheneochuko Okumagba

Nigeria Police Force, Delta State Command says it has arrested three armed men who snatched a riffle from a police officer and killed one Godspower Emmanuel.

The fourth member of the gang was shot dead during an exchange of fire with the police, a statement by the Police Pubic Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe stated.

The gang kidnapped and killed Emmanuel, male, after collecting N400,000 from his family.

According to the statement by the police, he suspects were arrested on Sunday 30th April at about 1p.m, at a hotel in Agbarho community, Delta state,
guns, a car, phones were recovered from them.

“Following reports of kidnapping and armed robbery operations in Ughelli, Warri and environs, the Deputy Commissioner of Police operations, DCP Johnson Adenola mandated all Divisional Police Officers in the Command to gather intelligence and ensure that the ugly trend is nipped in the bud.”

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“In compliance with this directive, on 30th April at about, acting on information received via intelligence gathered on an armed robbery gang that snatched one AK47 rifle from a police officer and also allegedly kidnapped and murdered one Godspower Emmanuel ‘m’ after collecting N400,000 ransom were sighted at a hotel in Agbarho.”

“The Divisional Police Officer, DPO, Ovwian Aladja division, CSP Aliyu Shaba mobilized and led detectives to the area in search of the suspected criminals.”

“While the search was ongoing, the suspects sighted the policemen from hiding and opened fire, which the police equally responded. During the gun duel, one Felix A.K.A “OBJ” was shot and later confirmed dead at the hospital, while three other suspects namely Stephen Precious ‘m’ 19yrs old, Godstime Sunday ‘m’ 28yrs old, and Apene Prince ‘m’ 28yrs old, were arrested with various degrees of bullet injuries.

“One AK 47 rifle with breech no. 19617, eighteen (18) rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, one English double barrel gun, eleven (11) Android phones, two button phones, one long knife, one suspected stolen white coloured GLK Mercedes Benz with reg. no YAB 733 BK, two bottles of codeine, two wraps of weed suspected to be Indian hemp were recovered. Investigation is ongoing”, the statement read.