Celebrated and notorious robber identified as Johnson aka Small Motor Big Engine has met his waterloo and fell to the superior firepower of the Nigeria Police Force C Division, Asaba yesterday.
The robber was gunned down at the Cable point area and a locally made double barrel-cut-to size gun and two live cartridges were recovered from the suspected armed robbers.
It was disclosed that the police received a distress call that the robbery gang and cultists killed a victim in the said area.
The Divisional Police Officer, CSP Anieteh Eyoh swiftly mobilized his men and stormed the hideout of the cultists where they were engaged in a gun duel for several minutes before they were overpowered and Small Motor Big Engine was arrested with bullet wounds.
He died on the way to the hospital for treatment.
Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Muhammad Mustafa confirmed the report and noted that the deceased was notorious for car snatching in the capital city.
“It was as a result of investigation that he(suspect) was arrested at a hotel. He attempted to escape and in the process, he was gunned down.” he said