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Crime Updated: March 15, 2024

How mob burnt armed robber to death in Delta

By Rasheed Olajide Awoniyi
March 15, 2024
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On Thursday night, a crowd set fire to a suspected armed robber on Bazunu Street, near the entrance to Igbudu Market in Warri, Delta State.

Allnews.ng understands that the incident occurred at 9 p.m. when a woman was robbed of her possessions while leaving the market.

The group of three is claimed to have assaulted the area in a commercial tricycle and stabbed the woman after depriving her of her possessions.

However, her call for aid alerted passersby, locals, and other traders, who pursued the criminals. One of them was apprehended, while the two others escaped. He was beaten to a pulp before being set on fire.

DSP Bright Edafe, the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, did not return calls or text messages seeking comment.

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Meanwhile, in a related report, DSP Bright Edafe, the Public Relations Officer of the Delta State Police Command, announced on Monday the death of a suspected armed robber after a gunfight between criminals and police officers in the state. 

In a statement released in Benin, Edafe said, “Following complaints of house-to-house robbery in Asaba and other parts of the metro, The CP Delta CP, Abaniwonda Olufemi, issued a firm warning to area Commander and DPOs in the metro to go all out for these criminals.

“Operatives from Delta Hawk in a combined effort with Policemen attached to Opkanam Division responded to a distress call about an armed robbery operation at Marble Hill Junction.

“The armed robbers on sighting the police opened fire on the team, the team responded during which one of the suspects was fatally injured while others escaped. The injured suspect was taken to the hospital where he later died while receiving treatment.”

The police spokesman told Deltans that the police will continue to pursue offenders, ensuring that people sleep with both eyes closed.

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