The boy identified as Monday Okpara, and two others were shot by the Vigilante member who was invited by a landlord to arrest his tenant for receiving visitors.
The community source who pleaded anonymity said the tenant paid deaf ears to the landlord’s warning, insisting that the owner couldn’t dictate to him on the amount of tourists he should receive when he wasn’t owing rent.
The source said the owner who perceived the tenant as a stubborn person, brought within the vigilante to arrest him, adding that “in the method , the tenant called his friends, who visited the vigilant office to resolve the matter.
“While the tenant was inside the office with some vigilante members, one among the vigilante members engaged his friends outside and before we could realize it , he fired an attempt , killing one boy on the spot and injured two others.
“The deceased is 13 years old while the injured is 17 years. As I speak to you, one among them is receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba.
The vigilante member who shot them is now on the run but the Police are trying to find him”.
When contacted, Police Public Relation Officer, PPRO, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya confirmed the incident, adding that the vigilante man was still at large.
“The information we got is that he was having a scuffle with somebody and fired an attempt from his pump-action and a stray bullet hit three persons. One died while two others were critically injured. they’re now receiving treatment at the hospital”, she said.
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