Rita Enemuru, Reporting
THE Commissioner of Police, Bayelsa State Police Command, CP Ben Nebolisa Okolo, has ordered police operatives to arrest alleged killers of a mentally-deranged man.
The mentally-deranged man, identified as John Dimie, was, in a viral 30 seconds video footage seen flying like Spider Man from one roof top to another in an attempt to escape lynching.
The police command said the victim, who was stark naked, was eventually lynched to death by irate mob for alleged witchcraft in a viral video.
According to a statement signed by Police Public Relations Officer, SP Asinim Butswat, the command received a call that a man was being stoned to death by some angry youths on September 14, 2022.
According to him, when the operatives got to the crime scene at Agudama Epie, Yenagoa, the state capital, the perpetrators had deserted the area.
“The Commissioner of Police Bayelsa State Police Command, CP Ben Nebolisa Okolo has charged operatives of the State Criminal Investigation Department to fish out the culprits who lynched a young man to death for alledge witchraft.
“On 14 September 2022 at about 0730 hours, Policemen responded to a distressed call at Agudama Epie, Yenagoa, that a young man was allegedly lynched to death by irate youths on allegation of witchraft. Before the arrival of the Policemen the youths have deserted the area.
“The victim was later identified as John Dimie ‘m’ who was allegedly mentally-deranged.
“In a viral video trending on social media, some youths were seen stoning the victim on a rooftop of a building.
“The viral video is being subjected to forensic analysis to identify the perpetrators and arrest them.
“The command hereby warns members of the public to desist from taking laws into their own hands, as perpetrators of jungle justice will be fished out to face the full wrath of the law,” the statement reads.