Two suspected cultists who allegedly invaded police station to free robbery suspects shot dead in Delta

By Ovasa Ogaga,

 

Two suspected cultist who allegedly invaded Jesse Police Station in Jesse, Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State today at the early hours in an attempt to free some robbery suspects has been shot dead.

The Delta State Police command has confirmed the death of two persons today, noting that some armed youths suspected to be cultist launched an attacked on the Jesse Police station in a failed attempt to free some of their members.

According to the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, Onome Onowhakpoyeya, who confirmed the attack told our correspondent that, “two persons were shot dead after they attacked the Jesse Police Station cell this early morning and attempted to free some robbery suspects; they had actually broken the key of the cell when Policemen on duty, reinforced and went after them and two of them were shot dead in the process” she said.

However, our reporter who visited Jesse gathered from a source at the community who spoke to ADVOCATE in confidence, accused police of not being truthful, “the truth is that one of those Yahoo boys had an issue with another one involving money and one chased the other into the police station with a machete, and right there he butchered him to death and the murderer was running away when the police shot him”

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The source added that residents were angered by the brutal way the young man was shot and was mobilizing to attack the state with the intent to set the station on fire.

In their protest to the station a woman was allegedly hit by a stray bullet, “and as we speak, she is now receiving treatment in an undisclosed clinic in town.”

Early this month, cultist were said to have engaged in a confrontation which the police have to intervene to avoid bloodbath as they openly confronting each other in broad daylight

ADVOCATE also gathered that the corpses have been deposited in a mortuary around the community, when we visited the scene, Security men and members of the vigilante were seen on the ground in an attempt to calm the situation.

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