Police personnel have killed a suspected armed robber known as Emmanuel Johnson in the Ekpoma area of Edo State. Information Guide Nigeria
Jennifer Iwegbu, the Deputy Police Public Relations Officer made this known in a statement on Tuesday, saying the robber was among the five suspects that invaded Mandela hostel, at Gabriel Street, Ihumudumu, Ekpoma. CHANNELS reports.
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Following the distress call received in Esan west Local Government Area of the state, she said police operatives from the Ekpoma Divisional Headquarters were drafted to the hostel.
“On Monday 15/08/2022 at about 0330hrs, some armed robbers numbering 5 while invading One Mandela hostel, at Gabriel Street, Ihumudumu, Ekpoma were intercepted by Operatives of the Command attached to Ekpoma Divisional headquarters following a distress call,” the statement read. Jamb results
“Upon receipt of the information, the Operatives immediately mobilized in collaboration with the Vigilantes and swung into action. On sighting the team of Operatives, the robbers opened fire on the police which led to a gun duel, not being able to withstand the superior firepower of the police, they scampered for safety with various degrees of bullet injuries.
“However, one of the hoodlums who was later identified as Emmanuel Johnson ‘M’ about 24yrs old, was neutralized during the gun duel, meanwhile frantic effort is ongoing to arrest other fleeing members of the gang.”