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Published On: Tue, Dec 3rd, 2019

Uproar over alleged killing of youth by vigilante in Delta

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From Nosa Akenzua, Asaba

Uproar erupted on Monday in Ogwashi Uku, Delta State following the alleged killing of a youth identified as Christian Mordi by Vigilante men.
The victim was said to have hailed from Ashama Community in Aniocha South Local Government Area of the state and was a motorcycle rider in Ogwashi Uku Community where he was allegedly killed by Vigilante men when he tried to escape from the men who gave him a hot chase when he allegedly crashed into an oncoming vehicle along Isah Ogwashi Uku road.
Sources said that the Vigilante men had attempted to hit him with the butt of their gun when they leveled up with him as he was beating severely for his attempt to escape them a situation he managed to escaped but crashed into moving vehicle that crushed him to death
But when confronted, the leader of the Vigilante men, Sunday Benson denied all allegations against the group, saying that the victim died as he crashed into a coming vehicle with his motorcycle when he was escaping for his offence for ridding one way adding that the victim had severally been warned before the incident and his refusal to heed to warnings.
In a swift reaction, the Police Commissioner in the state, Adeleke Adeyinka who spoke to Journalists on the incident, said investigation was ongoing with a view to bringing the culprits to book including conducting autopsy for the deceased and warned that the police will do everything possible to ensure the truth in the incident.

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