Vigilance Group Member Kills Friend Over N100
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June 8, 2016 ( Post 1 )
The police in Ogun State have launched a manhunt for a member of a vigilance group, Oluwaseun Olusanya, for allegedly killing his friend, Adeniyi Shokoya, in the Oru Ijebu area of the state.
PUNCH Metro learnt that Olusanya and Shokoya had an altercation over the collection of a N100 fee from a resident.
The suspect allegedly pushed 38-year-old Shokoya, after which the victim fell and died.
Punch correspondent gathered that on Monday, May 30, at about 4pm, the duo had gone to the Ile Oba area in Oru Ijebu, for a meeting of the vigilance group members.
It was learnt that during the meeting, Shokoya wanted to raise the issue of the disagreement over the N100, but the chairman of the vigilance group allegedly did not allow him.
PUNCH Metro was told that after the meeting, Olusanya confronted the deceased for wanting to expose the issue at the meeting.
The two men reportedly had a heated argument after which the suspect pushed the victim and he fell, injuring his head in the process.
Punch correspondent learnt that the matter was reported at the Tapon Police Division, Ijebu Igbo, and later transferred to the Area Command in Igbeba, Ijebu Ode.
A family member, who did not want her name in print, said Shokoya died because other members of the vigilance group failed to come to his aid, alleging that they took sides with the suspect.
A police source told PUNCH Metro that the police at the area command said they would declare the suspect wanted.
Punch correspondent learnt from a family source that the case was being prepared to be transferred to the State Department of Criminal Investigation, Eleweran, Abeokuta.
The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the incident.
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