Bike man engages in gun shoot out with Police, Vigilantees in Auchi


The Operatives of the Edo state police command in collaboration with local vigilantes while on routine patrol along Igbe road in Auchi, Etsako west LGA of Edo state have arrested a motorcyclist in possession of a gun.

According to the statement issued by the police command and signed byASP Jennifer Iwegbu, the deputy Police Public Relations Officer
on behalf of the Commissioner of Police said the operatives along with the local vigilantees intercepted a motorcyclist who was acting suspicious.

In an attempt to stop the ride, the bike man fired a gun shot at the police team as a way to scare the team of operatives and escape .

Unfortunately, he was subdued and arrested.

On the spot search conducted on him led to the recovery of the following items; one locally made cut to size single barrel gun, one live cartridge, one expended cartridge and one motorcycle with Reg no. BEN-316-QP.

During preliminary investigation, the suspect confessed to being a member of the dreaded Vikings Confraternity.

“Investigation is still on,suspect will be charged to Court at the end of investigation.”

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police has assured residents of the state that the Command will not relent in its efforts to rid the State of Criminal elements and their cohorts.

He further enjoined the general public to continue to collaborate with the Police by way of providing prompt and credible information that will lead to the arrest of any criminal elements.

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