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Three [3] vigilante members arrested by Police operatives for attempted murder

Men of the Nigerian Police Force in Rivers State have arrested three members of the state vigilante group OSPAC in Rumuolumeni community, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the State.

The vigilantes were arrested in connection with an alleged attempted murder of a man named Clifford Woko.

Woko, who is an indigene of the community was attacked by the OSPAC men when he refused to pay building tax fee to members of the group.

“A report was made in our office that OSPAC members attacked a member of the community and inflicted machete cuts all over his body especially on his back. We went there to arrest them for investigation and possibly to institute a case of attempted murder charge against them; we arrested three of the members in connection with the allegation, and we have commenced investigations,” says the Police.


A community witness said the men of the vigilante group refused to honour invitations from the police in respect of the assault report complained by the victim, which forced the state NPF to raid the OSPAC office. .

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