Edo vigilante group shots​, kills man, same day his father died



Jethro Ibileke/Benin

The police in Benin, Edo State, have confirmed the shooting of a middle-aged man, Melody Odiazor, who was allegedly shot by members of a vigilante group.

Melody, an apprentice tipper driver, was said to have been shot alongside two other boys on the same day his father died, and their bodies were displayed at the St Saviour Police Station.

The incident occurred at about 9.00pm last Wednesday at Tipper Garage, along Saint Saviour road, in Benin.

Mother of the deceased, 60-year-old Helen Odiazor, while speaking with journalists in Benin, lamented the painful loss of her husband and son the same day.

She cried to the Edo State Commissioner of Police, Johnson Babatunde Kokumo, to fish out the killers of her son, insisting that her son was not an armed robber.

She said her husband died at an hospital on November 8, while she was informed about her son’s…

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