Delta State Police Command has confirmed the killing of a 52-year-old man, Prince Muvi Unagha, by gunmen suspected to be aggrieved members of the disbanded community vigilante who reportedly caused a commotion in Evwreni community, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State on Saturday.
The Acting Police Public Relations Officer for the State Command, DSP Edafe Bright told journalists on Sunday that “pt’s true that a young man was shot dead yesterday at Evwreni.”
Speaking further, the police spokesman said, “As we speak, the police are on the trail of the suspects, in order to bring them to book.”
While noting that no arrest has been made in connection with the crime, the Acting PPRO, however, assured that operatives of the Command “will continue to monitor the situation of things and keep the public updated.”
“It is our hope that justice is served and seen to be served in the matter,” he said.
The PUNCH gathered that some hoodlums suspected to be aggrieved members of the disbanded community vigilante, on Saturday at about 4.00pm, stormed a popular drinking joint in the community and started shooting sporadically at those suspected to be their enemies.
Not less than four cars were reportedly damaged by the rampaging gang.