Police parade vigilante member for alleged murder of U.S-based businessman
The Rivers State Police Command has paraded a member of Abia State vigilante group, Okorie Chukwuma, for allegedly killing his boss, Enyinnaya Ogbonna.
The Guardian gathered that the deceased, a businessman based in the United States of America (U.S.), had returned home to invest in Nigeria and was building a gas station.
It was learnt that the deceased employed the suspect through the Abia State vigilante service to work for him and safeguard the facility.
As the work progressed, the suspect, who was unwilling to hearken to his boss’ instructions and directives, developed animosity against him and allegedly conspired with his colleague, another member of the vigilante, and shot him dead with a pump action gun during his (boss) visit to the facility.
The suspect was arrested by security operatives when he moved into Port Harcourt to sell the car and subsequently confessed to the crime during an interview with journalists in Rivers State.
He said: “I hail from Umunneoche Local Government Area of Abia State. I am here because I killed my boss. I came to Port Harcourt to sell his car, but unfortunately, the police caught me.
“My boss told me not to bring friends to the gas facility, so on Sunday, he came and saw my friend and started making trouble. Later, he said, since I didn’t want to listen, he would terminate my work and that even if his money would go, no problem.
“So, when he left, I and my friend planned against him, and when he came back later in the afternoon, I shot him with my pump action gun from the back, he didn’t know that I would kill him. I was arrested when I came to Port Harcourt to sell my boss’ Venza car.
Parading the suspect yesterday, the Public Relations Officer of the Rivers State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, said the arrest showed the continued efforts of the police in ridding the state of criminal activities.
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