A member of the Anambra Vigilante Services, identified as Friday Nwachukwu has allegedly killed an Ozubulu indigene of Ekwusigo local government area of Anambra State, Mr Isaac Ubah for daring to question him over attempt to arrest his younger brother.
DAILY POST gathered that the operatives visited the home of one Kelvin Ubah who had earlier escaped arrest for unknown reason, but was challenged by his elder brother, Isaac, who demanded to know the reason for their quest to arrest him.
The demand was said to have infuriated the operatives, who rather resorted to violence, leading to their shooting of Isaac in the chest with a pump action gun.
A source within the area said that Nwachukwu, upon felling Ubah, quickly left the scene, while the victim was rushed to the hospital, where he was certified dead.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Haruna Mohammed confirmed the death of the victim, saying that the suspected has also been arrested and the gun used in committing the crime seized.
Haruna said, “On the 24/01/2019 at about 12:00hrs, there was a distress call that vigilante group led by one Friday Nwachukwu ‘m’ of Udorji road Ozubulu went to Akwa village to effect arrest of one Kelvin Ubah ‘m’ 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 member namely Friday Nwachukwu ‘m’ allegedly shot Isaac Ubah on his chest with a Pump action and hurriedly left the scene.
“However, youths of the village in their hundreds mobilised to the vigilante office and set ablaze two of their Hilux vehicles.
“Situation was brought under control by Police Patrol teams led by the Area Commander Oraifite.The Principal Suspect was arrested and the Pump action used in perpetrating the crime recovered.
“Meanwhile, Corpse 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.”