A popular notorious armed robber has been confirmed dead after engaging in a gun battle with the Police in Warri.
On February 25th, Operatives of the ‘B’ Division Warri Patrol team have reported the death of a notorious armed robber, known as Getay following a patrol along lower Erejuwa by old welfare road.
Also, the operatives rescued a kidnapped victim the previous day, February, 24.
In a statement on Monday, February 28, the Spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe said that the now-deceased armed robber was a member of a gang that has been on the wanted list of the police.
The statement reads;
“On 25/02/2022 at about 1420hrs, Operatives of ‘B’ Division Warri Patrol team while on aberdeen patrol along lower Erejuwa by old welfare road, received an information that a notorious armed robber popularly known as Getay and his gang that have been on the Command’s wanted list, were operating around the neighborhood,”.
“The team immediately proceeded to the area, upon sighting the Police Patrol team, the hoodlums opened fire on the team and the team equally responded. In the ensuing gun duel, Getay who is the leader of the gang sustained gunshot injuries and was taken to the hospital where he gave up the ghost while receiving treatment
One cut-to-size double barrel gun, one (1) live cartridge, two (2) expended cartridges were recovered. Investigation is ongoing,”
The PPRO said police operatives rescued a 62-year-old man along who was abducted at the entrance of his house in Ughelli while on a routine stop and search duty.
“On the 24/02/2022 at about 2230hrs, Operatives of Dragon 18 Patrol team while on routine stop and search duty along ECN/Otu-Jeremi Aladja road by Ewhrekekan junction, sighted a Mercedes Benz ML 350 and Lexus 350 parked by the road side, while observing the two vehicles, a kidnapped victim (name withheld) aged 62yrs on sighting the police raised an alarm that he has been kidnapped,” he said.
“The patrol team swung into action and advanced towards the vehicles when suddenly, they had gun shots. The team immediately returned fire which made the hoodlums to abandon the victim and escaped into the bush. The victim was rescued by the team,”
According to him, one Mercedes Benz belonging to the said victim was recovered…
“The victim said he was kidnapped at about 1850hrs of same date, at the entrance of his gate in Afisere road Ughelli. One Mercedes Benz ML 350 black colour with Reg. No. EKY 964 DP belonging to the victim, one AK47 magazine loaded with eight rounds of 7.62 ammunition were recovered.”