Nov 14, 2017 – Vigilante Group Kills Woman’s Son The Same Day Her Husband Died In Benin City Edo State
Helen Odiazor, a 60-year-old woman is still mourning the loss of her dear husband and son in Benin city Edo state.
Odiazor is currently calling for justice after member of a vigilante group allegedly killed her son the same night her husband died.
Police Commissioner Babatunde Kokumo has invited the Divisional Police Officer of Saint Saviour Police Station and members of the vigilance group, who allegedly killed Melody.
The deceased, a tipper driver apprentice, was said to have been killed by members of the vigilance group at Tipper garage, on Saint Saviour Road, about 9pm when he was returning home after being informed about his father’s death.
He was said to have been shot dead with two other boys.
His mother, Helen, who was in tears, said it was painful for her to lose her husband and son the same day.
She said her husband died in a hospital on November 8, and she was informed about her son’s death the same day.
The woman said her son was heading home on hearing about his father’s death when he was allegedly killed by members of the vigilance group.
She insisted that her son was not a robber.
The deceased’s sister, Rachel, said policemen told the family that her brother was not dead, but being treated for gunshot injuries.
Kokumo said he had invited the parties to a meeting for briefing.
He said the impression given the police was that members of the vigilance group had an encounter with robbers, adding that another information had emerged about the killing.