Vigilante reportedly kills 27-year-old man over missing company’s phone in Abia
A young man, Izuchukwu Mbakwe has been shot dead by a yet-to-be-identified member of an Abia State Vigilante group.
The 27-year-old employee of De Choice Eatery in Umuahia was alleged to have stolen a phone which belongs to the company.
The Punch reports that the vigilante shot the deceased at close range on his lap on Sunday, March 26, resulting in his death.
It was gathered that Mbakwe, a native of Umuosu Okaiuga Nkwoegwu in Umuahia North Local Government, arrived for his normal duties at work when the Internal Auditor summoned vigilante officials to arrest him.
The auditor claimed that the young man was the prime suspect in the disappearance of a company-owned “Nokia Torch.”
Eyewitnesses said the vigilante men, in a fit of overzealousness stripped Mbakwe and beat him to a coma.
He was consequently shot at close range with a Pump Action Rifle, which injured his Femoral Artery.
The victim was rushed to FMC Umuahia for treatment, where he died just as he was about to be referred to a specialist hospital.