The police in Delta State have killed one Diamond popularly known as ‘FOWLBOY’ who belongs to a notorious armed robbery syndicate that has for some time been terrorising the Amukpe area of Sapele Local Government Area.
A statement by the acting Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Delta State Command, DSP Bright Edafe, said the deceased suspect was gunned down on Saturday during a heavy gun duel between the armed gang and a combined team of Police and vigilante led by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Sapele Division, CSP Harrison Nwabuisi.
According to the statement, “when the combined team of Police and vigilante arrived the scene, the armed robbers engaged them in a gun duel which was returned by the police, one notorious armed robber who has been terrorizing Amukpe area of Sapele named Diamond ‘m’ surname unknown a.k.a FOWLBOY was gun down during the gun duel while others escaped with bullet injuries. The injured suspect was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty.
“Exhibit recovered includes one cut to size locally-made gun, a military camouflage sweater and seven different phones of various make. Serious effort is on with a view to arresting the other fleeing members of the gang.”
Also, on Friday, June 25, 2021, the police arrested a suspected car thief, Chineye Nwakego, who was caught while trying to steal a Toyota Camry owned by a young lady in Asaba.
The police spokesperson in the statement said, “A young lady who went to get her children from school parked her vehicle at Regina Mundi, by Ogbe-Ogonogo market, Asaba, and went to get her children, while she was away, the suspect Chineye Nwakego ‘m’ 33yrs old of Imo state, through the aid of an improvised vehicle door opener, opened the door of the Toyota Camry.
“After the suspect successfully opened the door, while trying to start the car, he met a steering lock, the suspect while he was trying to remove the steering lock, met the shock of his life, when the owner of the car came out and met him in her vehicle, she quickly raised alarm, which drew the attention of passers-by, who arrested him and was about been mobbed, but the timely arrival of ‘A’ Division Asaba patrol team saved the situation, the suspect was arrested and is currently being interrogated, an investigation is ongoing.”