An armed robber who was running from being apprehended by police officers, shot his colleague simply identified as Obus, dead after they carried out an attack at Ometan road in Warri, Delta state today June 19th.
Residents of the area alerted the police after the robbers attempted to steal a tricycle from one driver identified as Paul Obidi.
Responding to the call, the police from “B” Division, arrived the scene and engaged the robbers in a gun battle, wounding one of the robbers. Suspecting they would be apprehended, one of the robbers shot the other one whom he believed was too weak and if caught, might lead to his own arrest.
The robber with gunshot wound was rushed to the Warri Central Hospital for treatment but he died while he was being attended to by the medical doctors.
The tricycle driver said he came out to begin his daily trips as early as 6am, had picked up a passenger from Cemetery road and was still in search of more passengers when the robbers attacked him, collected his license, particulars and 6,000 naira.
Items recovered after the gun battle included a locally made pistol and the victim’s tricycle.