Police Kill Robber, Arrest 5 Alleged Rapists

The Delta State Police Command has arrested 5 persons for allegedly gang-raping a female undergraduate of Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro.

According to Celestina Kalu, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, the arrested persons include Ekperierie Weomazio, Awolowo Abel, Chukwuka Godspower,Ojumah Kelvin and Wilson Odili.

Kalu stated that on 30 August, Ekperierie Weomazio, a student of the same school, pleaded with the victim to accompany him to Owhelegbo junction to collect a handset.

But on getting to the junction, Weomazino and his accomplices took turn to rape her. She alleged that the suspects took photograph of her nakedness.

According to Kalu, the victim reported the matter to the police who swung into action and arrested them.

Investigation is on-going on the matter.

In another development, mobile policemen shot death a robbery suspect at Jugbale Market, Ovwian-Warri.

The shooting occurred at about 9:30 a.m. yesterday.

Kalu said when the hoodlums sighted the mobile policemen, they opened fire on them. In the process, one of unidentified hoodlums was gunned down while others escaped.

A locally made cut-to-size gun and one live cartridge were recovered from the deceased. DSP Kalu, the Delta State Police Command Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident in a press statement.

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