Suspected Armed Robber Arrested in Delta

A suspected armed robber has been arrested by Operatives of the Delta State Police Command.

The suspect identified as Ovie Maxwell, age 25 was arrested on Monday by operatives from the Ekpan Divisional Police Station following a tip-off that a young man was being robbed by a gang of two suspected armed robbers while on the way to work with his brother.

The suspects were said to have engaged the police in a gun duel along NPA express way by Niger Cat Ekpan, one of the suspected robbers escaped while the other suspect, Ovie Maxwell was arrested and a locally made gun with two live cartridges were recovered from him.

Confirming the arrest, spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, said a manhunt has being carried out for the fleeing suspect.

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