An armed robbery suspect has reportedly died after a gun battle with the police.
DAILY POST gathered that the suspect died in a hospital while receiving medical treatment.
The Police also recovered one locally-made cut-to-size gun with six live cartridges and two expanded cartridges from the suspect.
It was learnt that the police operatives on routine stop and search duty at Iyara road intercepted a tricycle with three male occupants.
The Delta State Police Command led by CP Ari Muhammad Ali confirmed the report in a statement signed by the Police Public relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe.
The police Image maker said, “The suspects surprisingly reversed the tricycle and sped off, the team upon suspicion went after them till they got to Chevron Clinic road in Warri.”
According to him, “The hoodlums opened fire on the policemen and the team equally responded.
In the process, one of the suspects was maimed while others escaped.
“The injured suspect was taken to the hospital where he gave up the ghost while receiving treatment.
“One locally made cut-to-size gun with six live cartridges and two expanded cartridges were recovered.”
DSP Edafe said, “Serious manhunt for the other members of the gang is ongoing.”
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