Nigerian Police Arrest Enugu Vigilante Members For Homicide Of Teenage Boy

The Enugu State command of the Nigeria Police Power has arrested two members of the

The Enugu State command of the Nigeria Police Power has arrested two members of the State Vigilantes Group that alleged shot useless a 15-year-old boy within the state.

The incident occurred at Nkpologwu neighborhood in Uzo-Uwani Native Authorities Space of Enugu State on Thursday.

In the meantime the state police Commissioner, Abubakar Lawal, has ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police in-charge of the State Felony Investigation Division (SCID) to conduct a full-scale investigation into the case.

He additionally appealed to the neighborhood to stay calm and permit the regulation to take its course because the suspects had been arrested.

SaharaReporters had earlier reported {that a} 15-year-old boy, which the police recognized as Philip Okoro, aged 22, was shot useless by members of the state vigilante service.

It was additionally reported that the killing triggered violent demonstration which led to the burning of homes and properties of these safety males allegedly concerned within the killing.

Nonetheless, reacting in an announcement, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Daniel Ndukwe, mentioned the police had restored normalcy to the neighborhood.

The assertion partly reads, “The Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Police Command, CP Abuabar Lawal, has ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police in-charge of the State CID to conduct a full-scale investigation into the case of alleged taking pictures of 1 Philip Okoro (m) aged 22, by a Vigilante at Nkpologwu neighborhood in Uzo-Uwani LGA on 29/06/2022.

“The sufferer was rushed to the hospital and later confirmed useless on 30/06/2022 at about 3pm, by medical doctors on obligation and his corpse deposited within the mortuary for preservation and post-mortem.

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“Consequently, two (2) members of the vigilante group immediately linked to the taking pictures and homicide of the sufferer have been arrested.

“They embody: one Annene Idu (m), alleged to have shot the deceased, and Chijioke Ezugwu (m), the Chief Safety Officer of the LGA mentioned to have led the Vigilantes to the scene of the incident to arrest arduous medicine sellers. Moreover, the pump motion rifle used for the act has been recovered.

“In the meantime, in protest of the dying of the mentioned sufferer, an indignant mob set ablaze the home of the talked about group chief. Nonetheless, the hearth was put out by Police Operatives, who swiftly mobilised to the scene on receipt of a misery name, earlier than the constructing may very well be burnt down.

“Normalcy has been restored within the space, whereas the CP has urged residents of the neighborhood to stay law-abiding and keep away from acts able to breaching public peace within the space, whereas supporting the Police within the ongoing investigation.”

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