A vigilante at Okposi Community, Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State has shot dead a 29-year-old man, Chukwudi Chukwu, a week to his wedding.
The deceased and his friend had been attending a wake at Nediokpa village before the incident happened. Hosanna Aju, the vigilante, was warned against firing a shot in their midst but he went ahead, felling Chukwu, who hailed from Amoji Nenwe community, Aninri Local Government Area of Enugu State, while they were leaving the event.
Emeka Chukwu, brother of the deceased, told The Punch that the incident points to the problem of illegal arms in circulation in Nigeria.
Loveth Odah, spokesperson of the police in the state, said the suspect is not a vigilante. She siad he has been arrested while source of his locally-made gun could not be ascertained.