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18 Apr 2017

Notorious Armed Robber 'Tompolo' Killed In Gun Battle With Police

Delta state police command said on monday thats its operatives had
killed a notorious suspected armed robber known as "Tompolo".

Spokesperson, Andrew
Aniamaka, who confirmed Tompolo's death, added that
three of his accomplices
escaped with bullet wounds.

Aniamaka said police
detectives from Enerhen
division in Uvwie local
government area near Warri,
foiled a robbery attack
following a distress call and in the ensueing gun duel, killed
Tompolo, on April 9.

He said, "I got a distress call
that one suspect has been
gunned down by men of the
Enerhen police division, with
the assistance of the local
vigilantes, after a gun duel.

"Item recovered from the
suspect included a cut to size
locally made pistol and some
rounds of ammunition," he

He noted that the incident
happened after the deceased
alongside others had
successfully robbed a female
victim of a huge sum of
money at about 5:00 am around Dugbo Estate.

"Tompolo and his boys robbed a woman of her handbag containing huge
sums of money she was going to the market with. "Tompolo and his gang
members had been
terrorising neighbourhoods
around here for so long," he

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