Edo Police killed robbery suspect and arrest fleeing partner

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Edo police command has shot and killed a suspected armed robber in a gun duel in Benin City, Edo State.

Another suspect was arrested while trying to escape from a crime scene.

The offence was led by a Divisional Police Officer attached to Ugbor Division and men of the security network in Benin City.

The arrested member, Ahmed Ibrahim, 19
The arrested member, Ahmed Ibrahim, 19

The incident happened on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at about 20:00hrs.

Standard Gazette gathered that the suspects were robbing their victims when police cross-path and engaged them in a gun duel, killing one while the other was arrested.

Police said they recovered one cut-to-size gun and two cartridges from the robbers.

The arrested member, Ahmed Ibrahim, 19, is currently in police custody and will be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department.

The body of the deceased armed robber, whose name is yet to be known, has been deposited at Stella Obasanjo mortuary in Benin City.

The Commissioner of Police, Edo State Command, CP Muhammed Dankwara, commended the security team for their promptness.

CP Dankwara said that no police officer was injured during the gun exchange.

The CP assured the public that the Command is committed to keeping the state safe from crime and violence.

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