Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
Delta State Police Command, in its bid to rid the Command of all crimes and criminality recorded another feat as. One Ekugbe Kingsley ‘m’ aged 27yrs of Uwaise in Udu Local Government Area of the state, the gang leader of a notorious group involved in killing, kidnapping and robbing people of their belongings was on through credible information and intelligence gathering was trailed by the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the Command to his hideout in Ubeji. On sighting the Police, the suspect opened fire and the Police responded with superior fire power.
In the ensuing gun battle, the suspect sustained gunshot wound. He was pursued, arrested and rushed to Police Clinic Warri. Later confirmed dead in the hospital. One locally made pistol with three live cartridges was recovered from him. The deceased was believed to be responsible for several killings, which included: the murders of one Obus Sophrum ‘m’ killed at Igbiki in Udu Local Government Area, one Lawrence Akpomiemie Ngozi Ijieh ‘m’ former SA to the Governor of Delta State killed in the month of February, 2019 shortly before the 2019 general election and one Oghene killed at Iyara, Warri amongst others.
He has been on the blacklist of the Command and had been declared wanted for various crimes. The corpse has been deposited at the Central Hospital Mortuary in Agbor for autopsy.
In a statement issued and signed by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Onome Onovwakpo a copy made available to Journalists in Asaba on Tuesday, said that the Commissioner of Police assures all Deltans of his commitment to their safety and security at all times.