Robbery Gone Wrong As Police Victim Kills Two, Injured One In Edo

Two notorious armed robbers who attempted to rob a motorist in Benin met their waterloo.

The robbers who moved to snatch a Lexus Jeep and pocket some free money end up dead as their target is an Assistant Superintendent of Police.

The incident happened at about 8.15 pm on Sunday 20 June 2021, along Guobadia Street in Etete, Benin City.

Standard Gazette crime correspondent Festus Alenkhe gathered that the police officer who serves in the Anti Cultism Unit of the Edo State police command had just closed from duty and was on his way home when three armed men intercepted him.

One of the Criminals shot dead by the police officer they attempted to rob.
One of the Criminals shot dead by the police officer they attempted to rob.

The robbers forced the policeman out of his Lexus Jeep and snatched his car key but unknown to them that he had a service pistol hidden.

Items recovered from the dead armed robbers
Items recovered from the dead armed robbers

Standard Gazette learned the policeman quickly pulled out his pistol and shot his attackers while they were attempting to ransack his pockets.

ammunitions reovered
ammunitions reovered

Two were killed, and one of the suspects fired back and took to his heels.

Contacted, Edo state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Bello Kontongs said, ” yes, l can confirm to you that a gallant police officer killed two armed robbery SUSPECTS last night, and the bodies have been deposited in the mortuary”.

He said the investigation into the matter is ongoing.

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