Mob kills suspected thug for stabbing council staff to death
A suspected political thug, Dauda Momoh has been killed by a mob in Adavi l Local Government Area of Kogi State for stabbing Ahmed Okino to death in Ogaminana market near Okene, Kogi Central.
The incident was said to have happened on Monday.
Eyewitness report said Okino was accosted by Momoh at Ogaminana market where he accused him of implicating him in a case of theft at Adavi LG.
The state Police Public Relation Officer, DSP William Aya who confirmed this to newsmen in Lokoja said that the encounter later degenerated to an argument which made an infuriated Momoh to stab Okino to death on the spot.
The police spokesman said that residents who were nearby descended on Momoh and killed him instantly.
He said that a detachment of police was immediately deployed to the scene to prevent the situation from getting out of hand.
Aya explained that the bodies of the deceased had been taken to the mortuary of the General Hospital, Okene while normalcy has returned to Ogaminana.
Also speaking on the incident, the Information Officer of the Adavi LG, Mr Obeito Hassan confirmed that Okino was a security guard at the council.
He said that Okino was on duty on June 21 when 13 bags of rice and a double door refrigerator got missing from the LG’s store.
Hassan said that the matter was reported to the police who later arrested Okino for questioning on June 24.
The Information Officer explained that it was during questioning that Okino mentioned Momoh to the police as a suspect.
He said that both of them were in police custody until June 28 when they were released due on the intervention of the Local Government Administrator, Mr Joseph Omuya Salami.
Hassan said that he was shocked that the two of them died as a result of an argument over the incident.