The Anti-Vice Unit of the Bayelsa Police Command arrested a notorious cultist known as Fela on Monday over his alleged involvement in the June 2016 killing of a Nigeria Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, James Onuh, in Obele, a suburb of Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.
The suspected killer was also accused of involvement in a separate homicide in another part of the State capital.
One source claimed Fela was lured out of hiding out by men of the Anti-Vice unit of the Police, while others claimed he was arrested after investigation into a new cult killing indicted him, and he confessed to the killing of the Corps member in June.
When contacted on the development, the spokesman of the State Police Command, Asimin Butwat, said the matter is undergoing further investigation.
“Though I can not yet confirm the details, Fela was the one who killed the Corper,” the spokesman stated.
It would be recalled that Mr. Onuh, a NYSC member serving with the Bayelsa State Ministry of Works, was in June killed by gunmen in Obele, Bayelsa State.
Mr. Onuh, a civil engineering graduate of the University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State, died when gunmen, suspected to be cultists, accosted him close to his residence and shot him at close range.
He was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre in Yenagoa, where workers were on strike, before dying.