By Emma Amaize
ASABA—POLICE in Delta State have shot dead an infamous bandit, Fidelis Enege, and also nabbed three suspected gangsters, Otojareri, Tega and Ovwrigho, recently released from prison for a different robbery operation at Jesse town, Ethiope West Local Government Area.
Commissioner of Police, Delta State Command, Muhammad Mustafa, who confirmed the two incidents to Vanguard, said: “In the course of trailing gang members behind the attack and murder of Francis Ogodo at Umusama Road, Kwale, on June 20, operatives ran into a gang led by one Fidelis Enege, a notorious Berga cultist, murderer and robbery suspect, who hitherto remained elusive.
“In the ensuing gun battle, the suspect sustained gunshot injury on his left leg. One locally-made cut-to-size gun with an expended cartridge were recovered from him.”
Regarding the arrest of the three suspects recently released from prison, Mustafa said: “Reacting to a distress call that one Christopher Ohwari of Asoro Street, Jesse town, was being attacked by hoodlums, a patrol team raced to the scene and dislodged the hoodlums.
“However, the hoodlums who escaped were identified as 19-year-old Otojareri, Tega, 30, and Owvrigho, 27, all of Onokpogha Street, Jesse, who were recently released from prison.
“The bush where they ran to was searched and one torch, a pair of sneakers belonging to one of the suspects and one cut-to-size barrel gun were recovered.”