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Kogi State Police Command Arrest 9 Vigilante Members For Torturing Suspect To Death

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From Idris Ahmed, Lokoja

Nine members of the Kogi state vigilante services have been arrested by the police for torturing a suspect to death.

The incident which occurred on Monday at Ofabo in Ofu local government area of the state, was confirmed by the Police Public Relations Officer, William Aya .

He told our correspondent on Tuesday in Lokoja that one man suspected the victim simply identified as John ,of allegedly stole some items belonging to him.

Eye witnesses however told Daily Times that an Igbo man reported to
head of the Kogi state vigilance services that the suspect whose name could not be immediately ascertained stole his N200,000.

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The head of the vigilante therefore ordered that the suspect be tortured under his supervision until the victim gave up the ghost.

According to him, “An Igbo man alleged that his N200,000 was stolen and he reported to the state chairman of the community vigilance service .

The police also confirmed that shops were razed in a repraisal attack that followed the killing , while Nine suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident.

The PPRO said that the command has commenced full invesigation in to the incident.

Idris Ahmed, Lokoja

Nine members of the Kogi state vigilante services have been arrested by the police for torturing a suspect to death.

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The incident which occurred on Monday at Ofabo in Ofu local government area of the state, was confirmed by the Police Public Relations Officer, William Aya .

He told our correspondent on Tuesday in Lokoja that one man suspected the victim simply identified as John ,of allegedly stole some items belonging to him.

Eye witnesses however told Daily Times that an Igbo man reported to
head of the Kogi state vigilance services that the suspect whose name could not be immediately ascertained stole his N200,000.

The head of the vigilante therefore ordered that the suspect be tortured under his supervision until the victim gave up the ghost.

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According to him, “An Igbo man alleged that his N200,000 was stolen and he reported to the state chairman of the community vigilance service .

The police also confirmed that shops were razed in a repraisal attack that followed the killing , while Nine suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident.

The PPRO said that the command has commenced full invesigation in to the incident.

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Tanker Explosion: Ex- Gov Bello Aide On Students Matters Omonu Joshua Commiserates With Govt., Students, Families Of Accident Victims

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Former Governor Bello Aide on Students Matters.

The immediate past Senior Special Assistant on Students Matters to Governor Yahaya Bello, has joined his voice with that of other sympathisers to commiserate with the families of the students, Felele community who were killed during a Tanker explosion which occurred at early hours on Wednesday in Lokoja, the state capital.

Joshua in a statement he personally signed and made available to News men prayed for eternal rest of those that died in the incident and fortitude to bear the loss on part of their families as well as quick recovery for the injured.

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He equally condoled the government and people of Kogi State where he hail the prompt response of the government to the scene.

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Kogi Inferno: Gov Obaseki Condoles With Kogi Govt, People And Wish Them Fortitude To Bear The Loss

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The newly returned Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has condoled with the government and people of Kogi State, over the tanker explosion which claimed many lives.

In the condolence message issued in Benin City, the state capital on Thursday, Obaseki said: “I condole with the government and people of Kogi State over the tanker explosion that claimed several lives.

“The explosion is an urgent reminder of the need to prioritize road and rail infrastructure development in Nigeria.”

Map of Kogi State.

The governor added: “Our hearts go out to families that lost persons and wish them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”

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Just In: Another Gas Explosion Hits Lagos

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A gas explosion is currently rocking one area at Iju Ishaga, Lagos State.

According to reports gathered, many of the people who involved in the incident were injured.

The Punch reports that buildings around the scene of the explosion suffered a partial collapse. As of the time of filing this report, the details of the gas explosion were sketchy An eyewitness, Ikechukwu, said, “We just heard a loud sound around 03.30 pm and we suddenly began to see smoke.

The explosion is massive and we are not sure of the casualties but many people are injured.

The spokesperson for the Lagos State Emergency Agency, Nosa Okunbor, confirmed the incident.

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He disclosed that emergency fighters have arrived at the scene of the incident. “LASEMA Response Team is at Cele Bus Stop, Iju Ishaga.

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