Murder of Delta vigilante chiefs: Police arrest 6, declare 4 wanted

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By  Emma Amaize & Austin Ogwuda

WARRI—POLICE in Delta State have arrested six persons in connection with the killing of the chairmen of Udu Central Vigilante Red Bar Security, Prosper Erhinyojare and Godwin Migaga  in Udu Local Government Area of the state.

Erhinyojare and Migaga were allegedly killed by assassins last month.

Delta State Police Commissioner, Mr. Ikechukwu Aduba, in a statement, yesterday,  by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Celestina Kalu, gave the name of those arrested as David, Rege, Festus and Ojekom,  while others are at large.

He said: “Items recovered from them include two AK 47 rifles, 90 rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition and two locally made cut to size single barrelled shot-guns.

“The arrested suspects, some of whom had made confessional statements highlighting their functions and degree of involvement in the dastardly act, at the completion of investigation, will be charged to court.

“Investigation has further revealed that the intention of the hoodlums was to instil fear in the populace by brutally killing the two vigilante chiefs, who had done so much to aid security agencies in their duties of law enforcement.

“The Command and its personnel will not relent until all the culprits indentified are brought to book. We, however, implore the people of Delta State not to be deterred as the Police cannot do without their continuous support, particularly in this perilous time. With their collective input, we have the capacity to contain the criminal elements in our midst most of whom, from evidence at our disposal, drift into Delta State from the sister states.”

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