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Edo CP Orders Arrest Of Four Police Officers For Allegedly Killing A Vigilante Member

Posted by Amarachi on Tue 26th Apr, 2022 - tori.ng

The vigilante was allegedly shot dead on Friday night, April 22, by one of the operatives for allegedly preventing a woman from dumping refuse in a moat in the neighbourhood.

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The four police officials accused of killing a vigilante member, Ikponwonsa Aikpitanyi at Obaze Street, off Ewah Road, in Benin, the state capital have been arrested and detained by the Edo state police commissioner, CP Abutu Yaro.

27-year-old Aikpitanyi, a member of the local vigilante group at Obaze Street, off Ewah Road, in Benin, was allegedly shot dead on Friday night, April 22,  by one of the operatives for allegedly preventing a woman, Rose Sunday, from dumping refuse in a moat in the neighbourhood.

The detained operatives are Inspr. Igere Victor, Sgt. Umhenin Stanley, Sgt. Okongor Ojong and Cpl. Monday Joel while the arrested couple was identified as Mr. & Mrs. Sunday Egboh.

A statement by the Edo Police Command’s spokesman, SP Kontongs Bello, noted that CP Yaro received the news with great shock and described the action of the team as unacceptable and unprofessional

He said the command under his watch will not condone acts of misconduct that are inimical to the peace and safety of law-abiding citizens of Edo State.
 



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