A local vigilante, who allegedly killed a 25-year-old tailor, Moses Ishaku, in the Olympia area of Sapele, Sapele Local Government Area of Delta State, has been arrested by police operatives.
Ishaku was said to have gone to see a friend along Abeke Road and was heading home on a motorcycle at about 11pm when he ran into the vigilante men, who had mounted a roadblock at the Olympia area of the town.
An eyewitness said Ishaku was trying to flee when one of the vigilantes hit him with a plank and he died instantly.
The vigilante said to be five in number quickly carried the corpse inside a keke (tricycle) and drove off towards new road area of the town.
Though the Delta State Police spokesman, Edafe Bright, could not be reached as his mobile line was not connecting, a security source, who craved anonymity, disclosed that the vigilante was arrested last night (Monday) after the report got to the police later that night.
Meanwhile, Isuaku’s relatives took to the streets of Sapele, yesterday, to protest his death.
The protesters brandished woods, cutlass, leaves and brooms as they moved around some streets of the town as early as 8am but the Sapele Divisional Police Officer, Harrison Nwabuisi, appealed to them, that the police will make sure justice is done.