Police and relatives of the murdered victim argue over who gets to administer justice to the suspect.
The suspect was apprehended on Sunday, June 19, by local residents after he allegedly butchered a pregnant woman at No. 4 Nekede Old Road in Imo State.
The residents tried to lynch him but the police from Ihiagwa division intervened. During interrogation, the injured suspect blamed his actions on what he’d smoked.
He was later seen dragged into a police van.
However, relatives of the deceased from Ohaji Egbema refused to allow the police arrest the suspect. They demanded that the suspect be released to them so they can deal with him as they deem fit for killing their relative.
Members of the community said the suspect is one of the convicts who escaped during the Imo prison break.
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Moment relative of the deceased refuse to allow police take the suspect. The insist they must kill him