Vigilante member allegedly kills commercial driver in Kwara

A  member of a vigilante group hired by Eyenkorin community in the Asa Local Government Area of Kwara State,has reportedly killed a commercial driver over N5,000 bribe.

The member, identified as Sule allegedly shot dead the commercial bus driver, known as Idowu, while returning from a trip to Ibadan, Oyo State, during the current COVID-19 lockdown period.

Sule and other vigilante members were said to have stopped the driver at Eyenkorin area of the metropolis, allegedly demanding to be paid N5,000, which the driver reportedly resisted.

Tribune Online gathered that the development led to an argument and  Sule reportedly shot Idowu on the chest.

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Sule was said to have taken to his heels  after committing the crime.

Another version of the incident, however, had it that the driver apparently drove through forest routes where he had the  encounter with the local vigilante officer engaged by the community.

It was gathered that the remains of the deceased had since been deposited at the General Hospital, Ilorin morgue after a complaint was lodged with the police by the family of the deceased.

It was gathered that Idowu, who had recently survived ghastly auto crash, is survived by three months old son, wife and an aged mother.

Speaking on the development, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ajayi Okasanmi, who said that the local vigilantemember is on the run, added that the community association that employed him has been invited.

The police spokesperson also said that investigation is ongoing on the matter.

 

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