FIRST BANK LTD

LATEST NEWS

2 arrested for murder of vigilante in Delta


2 arrested for murder of vigilante in Delta

Security operatives in Delta State have ar­rested a 22-year-old man and his mother at Uk­pude-Aviara community in connection with an alleged killing of Denis Omoefe, member of a vigilante group, the Vigilante Group of Ni­geria.
It was gathered that the deceased was stabbed to death by one Mr Innocent who had risen in defense of a suspected bandit, his friend who was accused of stealing the community’s property.
A source in the area who pleaded anonymity, said, Denis and his colleagues had arrested a man who is friend to Innocent for stealing the community solar streetlights and batteries and was being interrogated at the commu­nity town hall.
During the investigation and his interrogation, an ar­gument ensued between the deceased and his killer who was defending the culprit-friend for a soft landing which the deceased object­ed. Innocent took the issue personal and he threatened to deal with him.
According to the source, the matter took a different turn when the mother of In­nocent locked the wife of the deceased out of their apart­ment for daring to appre­hend their family friend and sensing danger, the deceased pleaded with a friend who accompanied him home.
Speaking further, the source said that Innocent emerged from nowhere with a dagger and stabbed Denis in the stomach and disappeared. He was rushed to a nearby hospital for medication but died the next day due to excessive bleeding.
The incident has thrown Ukpude-Aviara community into confusion as members of the community have been discussing the matter in hush tones; movement within the area have been restricted to avoid break­down of law and order.
When contacted, the Delta State Police Public Re­lations Officer, DSP Andrew Aniamaka confirmed the incident.

No comments