Delta State Police Command, in its bid to rid the Command of all crimes and criminality recorded another feat on the 30/11/2019. One Ekugbe Kingsley ‘m’ aged 27yrs of Uwaise in Udu LGA, the gang leader of a notorious group involved in killing, kidnapping and robbing people of their belongings was on 30/11/2019 through credible information and intelligence gathering was trailed by the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the Command to his hideout in Ubeji. On sighting the Police, the suspect opened fire and the Police responded with superior fire power. In the ensuing gun battle, the suspect sustained gunshot wound. He was pursued, arrested and rushed to Police Clinic Warri. Later confirmed dead in the hospital. One locally made pistol with three live cartridges was recovered from him. The deceased was believed to be responsible for several killings, which included: the murders of one Obus Sophrum ‘m’ killed at Igbiki in Udu LGA on 29/08/2019, one Lawrence Akpomiemie Ngozi Ijieh ‘m’ former SA to the Governor of Delta State killed in the month of February, 2019 shortly before the 2019 general election and one Oghene killed at Iyara, Warri on 17/09/2019 amongst others.
He has been on the blacklist of the Command and had been declared wanted for various crimes. The corpse has been deposited at the Central Hospital Mortuary in Agbor for autopsy.
The Commissioner of Police assures all Deltans of his commitment to their safety and security at all times.