Crime

Gunmen Waylay, Pump Pellets On Vigilante Leader 

Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting

Some merciless gunmen have waylaid and pumped volleys of pellets on a vigilante commander of Sapele town, Sapele Local Government Area Victor Lucky, killing him on the spot.

Lucky was reportedly unlucky when he was killed around 7:00p.m on Friday, at Okpe Junction, few meters away from police and military check-points.

The gunmen were said to be up to be about five who were armed with with AK 47 rifles.

Lucky was said to be on his way from the venue of the burial ceremony of the mother of a former Commissioner for Youths Development, Chief Omolubi Newuwumi.

The assailants, who were said to be driving in a tinted SUV, pumped several volleys of pellets on him at close range.

The incident led to serious tension in the timber town, as traders and commercial drivers closed shop.

Meanwhile, operatives of the Delta State Police Command have arrested nine suspects in connection with the brutal killing of Mr Lucky.

Delta State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Bright Edafe, who confirmed the killing, said besides the arrest of the nine suspects, further investigation was still ongoing.

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