Killer of James Onuh, NYSC member in Bayelsa arrested

YENAGOA—THE Bayelsa State Police Command has arrested a cultist known as Fela over alleged involvement in the June killing of a National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, member, James Onuh, in Obele, a suburb of Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital.

James Onuh
James Onuh

It was gathered that he was lured out of his hide-out by men of the Anti-Vice unit of the Police, while another version claimed that he was arrested after investigation into a new cult killing, which indicted him, and he confessed to the killing of the NYSC member.

Contacted on the development, the spokesman of the state Police Command, Asinim Butswat, while confirming the arrest of Fela, said he could not confirm if he was the one who killed the NYSC member.

It will be recalled that James Onuh, a Civil Engineering graduate of University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State, serving with Bayelsa State Ministry of Works, was killed in June by gunmen suspected to be cultist in Obele, a suburb of Yenagoa, the state capital.

Meanwhile, about two persons were feared killed in Egita community in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government of Rivers State, during a clash between two cult gangs in the area, causing panic.

A source, who preferred being anonymous, said that the cultists had clashed on Sunday night in a battle for supremacy.


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