May 27, 2019
Graphic: Chemist allegedly killed by vigilante after being accused of selling stolen drugs
A chemist identified as Chibueze Urama, was allegedly killed by vigilante group in Arji community Enugu-Ezike, in Igbo Eze North LGA.
According to reports, Urama who hailed from Umu Idoko, Ogrute, was tortured to death by the group called Arji members of neighborhood watch after he was accused of receiving stolen goods from a suspected thief.
An Eyewitness on Facebook shared;
‘The dead body you see below is Chibueze from Ogrute Enugu Ezike selling medicine (Chemist shop) at Ezetech Plaza Imufu E/E, he was invited by Aji Vigilante group to answer some questions because there was burglar incident in a chemist shop in Aji of which a suspect was arrested and he mentioned the same Chibueze as one of those that he use to sell his stolen items to, Chibueze honored the Vigilante invitation only for them to demand #30,000 for bail out of which he paid after being proven to be innocent but the continue to torture him him to death, though the matter in police now but the group have disappeared. Put mouth for this matter to still have neighbourhood watch or not ?”
Comrade Uwakwe Ezeja,the Executive Chairman of Igbo-Eze North, condemned the killing of Mr. Urama and enjoined the Ogrute people to remain calm ”violence may not solve the matter but will deteriorate the situation.”