Police Arrest Nine Vigilance Members In Kogi Over Killing


From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja

IGP Adamu


The Kogi state police command has arrested Nine members of the state vigilante services for torturing a suspect to death.

The incident occurred on Monday at Ofabo in Ofu local government area of the state.

The police public relations officer, William Aya told our correspondent on Tuesday in Lokoja that the suspect was said to be tortured to death for allegedly stolen some items.

Eye witness account however, told our correspondent that a Nigerian of Igbo descent reported to the head of the Kogi state vigilance services that the suspect whose name could not be immediately ascertained stole his N200,000.

The head of the vigilante therefore ordered that the suspect be tortured under his supervision until the victim gave up the ghost.

According to him, “An Igbo man alleged that his N200,000 was stolen and he reported to the state chairman of the community vigilance service .

The police also confirmed that their shops were razed in a reprisal attack that followed the killing while Nine suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident.

The PPRO said that the command has commenced full investigation into the incident.