Delta police officers shot dead by hoodlums and set on fire inside police van


Three policemen have been shot dead after being ambushed by hoodlums at a checkpoint along Obeti/Oliogo Road in Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta state.

Corpses of the police officers attached to Umutu Divisional Police Headquarters were burnt inside their Toyota Sienna patrol van.

Delta police spokesperson, DSP Bright Edafe confirmed the killings. He also confirmed that operatives of Delta State Anti-Kidnapping and Cyber Crime Squad, SAKCCS, have arrested six suspected criminals who allegedly murdered the Prince of Orhuwhorun, Eric Takerere, and two Mobile Police Officers in Ekpan community of the State.

He said the Prince Eric Takerere and the two mobile police men were murdered and their rifles carted away by the suspects who also attempted to murder Eric's brother, Prince Franklyn Takerere.

Godspower Agabarhayowe “aka” Ganagana, 27, and Tony Edwin also 27 years were earlier arrested on  July 09, 2021, and thereafter led police operatives to their hideout in Udu, Warri and Aladja, area where six members of the gang were arrested.

The other six suspects are Onoriode Shefo “aka” Chikago, 36, Omagbeosa Sholla, 30, Godwin Obukoemu “aka” Million, 30, Ejime Mugagba, 34, Ejiroghenen Nushe, 24, and Egho Monday, aged 28 years.

Edafe said; 

“They all confessed to be involved in the murder of prince Eric Takerere, his two mobile police men. 

“They also led the operatives to their armoury where two AK47 rifles, one pump action gun, one locally made pistol, four magazines, 76 rounds of live ammunition and 38 rounds of live cartridges were recovered."

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