POLICE ARREST VIGILANTE OPERATIVE OVER MURDER OF MAN IN OZUBULU, ANAMBRA



The Anambra State Police Command, Friday, January 21, arrested one Friday Nwachukwu of Udorji Road, Ozubulu, in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State over alleged murder of one Isaac Ubah of Akwa village in the community.

The suspect, according to our source, went to Akwa Village to arrest one Kelvin Ubah, who allegedly escaped arrest over yet to be ascertained offense but his brother, one Isaac Ubah, came out from the house  and demanded for reasons why the vigilante group are looking for his brother.

Consequently, struggle ensued between them, and on the process, one of the vigilante members, Friday Nwachukwu, allegedly shot Isaac Ubah on his chest with a Pump Action gun and hurriedly left the scene.

Police Patrol team attached to Ozubulu Division, which rushed to the scene took the victim to Access Hospital for treatment but the he was later certified dead by a medical doctor.

However, youths of the village, in their hundreds,  mobilised to the vigilante office and set ablaze two of  their Hilux vehicles.

Situation was however brought under control by police patrol teams led by the Area Commander of Oraifite Area Command.

The principal suspect was arrested and the Pump Action gun used in perpetrating the crime was recovered.

Contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in Anambra, Haruna Mohammed, said the corpse of the deceased was photographed and deposited at the hospital morgue for postmortem examination and case is under investigation after which suspects would be charged to court for prosecution.

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