Officers of the Delta State Police Command have arrested five suspected armed robbers along Aladja road, opposite DSC Company, Ovwian.
The state command spokesman, Celestina Kalu, who made this known to Daily Independent, said the suspects were arrested by the Anti-Crime Patrol team from Aladja Division.
He said the officers accosted the suspects who were six in number (four males and two females) in Golf car.
Kalu said during a search on the car, one of the suspects (male) escaped while another was shot on the leg while trying to escape too.
The force spokesman listed the items recovered from the suspects to include two locally made cut to size single barrel guns, 23 live cartridges, two handsets and a wrap of Indian hemp.
Kalu said the injured suspect had be taken to the hospital for medical attention, and that investigation is still ongoing to arrest the other members of the gang.