The Abia state police command has arrested a yet-to-be identified official of the state Vigilante group for allegedly killing one Izuchukwu Mbakwe.
Mr. Mbadiwe, our reporter gathered was a 27-year-old staff of De Choice Eatery in Umuahia the Abia State capital.
WITHIN NIGERIA gathered that the deceased was allegedly shot at a very close range by the suspect on his lap on Sunday leading to his death
Our source revealed that Mbakwe, a native of Umuosu Okaiuga Nkwoegwu in Umuahia North Local Govermen was said to have arrived for his normal duties when the Internal Auditor invited a Vigilante Security Guards and demanded his arrest over a missing “Nokia Torch” belonging to the company.
The overzealous guards were said to have stripped Izuchukwu, and beaten him to a stupor before allegedly shooting him at his lap at close range with a Pump Action Riffle, which affected his Femoral Artery.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that it took an uproar from customers for the victim to be taken to Federal Medical Centre, FMC Umuahia for treatment.
He however lost his life at the point when he was about to be referred to a specialist hospital. He has been since deposited at the morgue.
A colleague of the deceased alleged that they are being owed up to 5 Months’ salary arrears.
Mrs. Adaora Chukwuemeka the elder sister to the deceased confirmed that her brother has not been paid for five months, wondering why the employer has not communicated with the family.
She said the late Mbakwe was left under the rain to bleed to death, calling for justice for the brother.
Confirming the incident and eventual arrest of the suspect, the Police Public Relations Officer of the State command, SP Geoffrey Ogbonna faulted the action of the vigilante operatives, wondering why the accused was not handed over to the police for investigation.
Mr.Ogbonna equally said that the fire arm used by the suspect has been recovered.
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