Vigilante member allegedly kills driver in Kwara over N5,000 bribe

Tragedy as a vigilante member allegedly shot dead a commercial driver simply identified as Idowu in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara State.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the tragic incident occurred on Tuesday evening, April 28 in Eyenkorin, outskirts of Ilorin, Asa local government area of Kwara state.

It was learnt that the local vigilante member identified as Sule was hired by Eyenkorin community and allegedly shot a commercial driver because he refused to part with N5,000 bribe.

According to report, Idowu was returning from a trip to Ibadan, Oyo State, in defiance of the current COVID-19 lockdown when Sule and his colleagues stopped the driver at Eyenkorin, demanding to be paid the sum of N5,000, which the driver reportedly resisted.

The development reportedly led to an argument and the vigilante reportedly shot ldowu on the chest. Sule was said to have taken to his heels with his family after committing the crime.

It was further learnt that the deceased has been deposited at the General Hospital Ilorin morgue after a complaint was lodged with the police by the family of the deceased.

Idowu, who had recently survived a ghastly auto crash is survived by his three-month-old son, wife, and an aged mother.

Reacting to the incident, the Police Public Relations in the state, Ajayi Okasanmi said that the local vigilante officer is on the run.

He added that the community association that engaged the local vigilante member has been invited.

Mr Okasanmi said that investigation is ongoing on the matter.



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