Armed robber kills fellow robber by mistake in a failed operation in Yenagoa


An armed robber has reportedly shot and killed fellow robber by mistake in Bayelsa State during a failed robbery operation on one Francis Chibuike, Bakery Road, Yenagoa.

Incident happened on December 22, 2017, around 8pm. Spokesman for the Bayelsa State Police Command, DSP Asinim Butswat, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the armed robber mistakenly shot and killed his partner.

He said:

A two-man robbery gang attacked one Francis Chibueze of Bakery Road, Azikoro village, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

As they were trying to attack their victim, one of the robbers mistakenly shot and killed his partner, while the victim, Chibueze, escaped unhurt.

“The deceased armed robbers was identified as Thankgod Smith, a 25-year-old man. The partner who shot him has been identified as Peter Napoleon, 23,’’ Butswat told NAN.

He said the suspect came to the Azikoro Police Station on December 23, 2017, to turn himself in.

The spokesman said the suspect confessed to the robbery and killing of his gang member.

“The suspected armed robber led police detectives to an uncompleted building on Bakery Road, Azikoro village, where the gun was recovered,” he said.

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