Vigilante Group Tortures 17-Year-Old Boy To Death In Kogi (Read Full Details) - 2 years ago
A 17-year-old boy, John Omale, was on Monday tortured to death by some members of a Vigilante group in Kogi state. The Kogi State Police Command have detained nine members of the state vigilante services involved in the incident which occurred at Ofabo in Ofu Local Government Area of the state. Spokesperson of the command, DSP William Aya confirmed the arrest on Tuesday in Lokoja. Aya explained that the victim allegedly stole some items belonging to an Igbo trader. The PPRO said the owner of the goods reported the theft at the office of the Kogi State vigilante services in the area that the suspect stole his goods worth N200,000. The chairman of the vigilante was said to have ordered that the suspect be tortured in his presence which resulted in his death. According to LIB, irate youths of the community went on rampage and razed shops, houses belonging to Igbo traders. Houses in the community, beer depots as well as the office of the Kogi State Vigilante Service and that of their Commandant, Ojodomo Benjamin were set ablaze. The DSP also said that the command has commenced full investigation into the incident.