- Gunmen suspected to be member of a cult group has killed a corps member in Yenagoa
- The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Asinim Butswa said the was most likely cult-related
- He said the police has swung into action to apprehend the culprits
Gunmen, suspected by police to be members of a cult group, killed a 30-year-old National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member and stole his cell phone and money in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state on Saturday night June 24.
Sahara Reporters reports that the Public Relations Officer of the Bayelsa State Police Command, Mr. Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the incident on Sunday June 25 in Yenagoa, said that preliminary investigation showed that the crime was most likely cult-related.
NAIJ.com gathered that Butswat added that an investigation was ongoing, vowing to arrest and apprehend those responsible for the dastardly act.
According to the police, the incident occurred on Saturday evening on Melford Okilo Road, INEC/Kpansia area of Yenagoa metropolis.
The victim, Samuel Collins, who hailed from Port Harcourt in neighboring Rivers State, was a graduate of engineering from the University of Benin.
Mr. Collins was reportedly accosted by the hoodlums at INEC Road junction on his way to the Nigerian Content Development and Management Board's office on Isaac Boro Expressway, where he was undergoing training.
According to eyewitnesses at the scene, the young man was shot in the head at close range and died minutes later.
The gunmen abandoned the lifeless body of their victim and fled the scene with his phone, money and other valuables.
Some of Mr. Collins’ friends described him as an easy-going and brilliant young man.
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They confirmed that the police have since removed his body and deposited it at the morgue of the Federal Medical Centre in Yenagoa.
According to them, arrangements were being made to take his remains to his hometown for burial.
NAIJ.com had previously reported that the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) commenced investigation into the death of three corps members in various circumstances.
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