Vigilante member kills boy after argument

Posted by Sunny Nwankwo, Aba | 3 January 2020 | 613 times

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A member of the Abia State Vigilante Service, a.k.a Bakassi, has been arrested for killing a boy in Aba over a simple argument.

The deceased, Chinemerem Ifeanyi (17), an indigene of Anambra State, was reportedly stabbed in several parts of his body by the suspect whose name was given as Sunday Kalu, aged 37.

Reports have it that the incident which occurred around 8 p.m at Agu Road, Ndiegoro, Aba South LGA was brought under control by Police at the Ndiegoro Division before it escalated.

Residents told our reporter that Ifeanyi was returning back home from work when he has a misunderstanding with Kalu, the vigilante member.

A resident who said he preferred anonymity due to the nature of the incident, said that he overheard the late Ifeanyi and Kalu arguing over the ownership right of a phone.

“I overheard him saying leave my phone while the man he was arguing with kept struggling to take the phone.

“As of then, I never knew the person was Bakassi, I was thinking it was a mere street boys argument. It was later we got who he is.

“It was when I heard a scream that I and some persons rushed to behold Ifeanyi in a pool of his own blood stabbed on the neck and shoulder.

“The whole place was becoming dark. The man quickly abandoned the phone and tried to escape.

“Some persons who recognised him gave information made a call to Cameroon Barracks Police Station and they went after him and got him arrested.

“The unfortunate thing was that we later found the receipt of the phone on Ifeanyi and it bears his name which means, he bought the phone and it was still new.”

When contacted, Abia State Commissioner of Police, Ene Okon confirmed the incident and said that the case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID). (The Nation)

Source: News Express

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