Police arrested two members of the vigilante for alleged involvement in the murder of a suspected motorcycle thief in the Gwaram local government area of Jigawa state.
Police spokesman in the state, Lawan Adam, on Sunday said the suspects were arrested in the Kila community and were interrogated.
Mr. Adam said police responded to a distress call from the community around 5pm and found the alleged thief in a pool of his own blood after being beaten by a crowd.
“Upon receiving the information, investigators rushed to the scene and found that the suspect had been severely beaten by a crowd. We rescued him and rushed him to Gwaram Cottage Hospital for treatment.
“However, on the same date, the suspect, who has yet to be identified, was confirmed dead by a doctor while he was being treated.
“Two (2) vigilantes, suspected of having an idea of what happened, were invited for questioning. The investigation is ongoing, “the police spokesman said.
He said Jigawa Police Commissioner Aliyu Tafida ordered the case transferred to the police criminal investigation unit for discreet investigation.
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