Suspected cultist arrested over allege killing of local businessman in Bayelsa

A 21-year-old, Tari Logos, has been arrested by the Bayelsa State Police Command over the July 22 shooting to death of a local businessman, Chief Abraham Bayefa along the Arietalin Junction area of Ovom community in Yenagoa Local Government area of the state.

DAILY POST learnt that the deceased, Chief Abraham Bayefa, was shot dead at close range by the suspected cultists for intervening while they were attempting to raid and dispose owners of some business centres close to his house.

According to the niece of the deceased, Miss Timipa Bayefa, who confirmed the development DAILY POST, “he was shot dead on the spot by 2 armed cultists while robbing in a shop close to his house at Aritalin Junction, Ovom, Yenagoa. The incident occurred on July 22, at around 3pm.”

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It was further gathered that one of the suspects was immediately apprehended by the local vigilante and taken to the Police while his accomplice escaped.

DAILY POST also gathered that one of the suspects, who is currently in police custody, reportedly confessed to the crime, that it was his partner who pulled the trigger that killed Chief Abraham .I. Bayefa.

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However, the family of the deceased alleged that the police authorities are demanding for a sum of N150, 000 as autopsy fee to confirm if it was the bullets from the suspect that killed him before charging the matter to court.

And the deceased family claimed that they don’t have such amount of money to carry out an autopsy.

The Family of the deceased, however, pleaded with civil society groups including the Civil Liberties Organization (CLO) and the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) to assist in ensuring that the killers of their father are brought to book.

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Contacted on the development, the spokesman of the State Police Command, Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the incident, said “One of the suspects, Tari Logos, 21, is being detained at state CID and Investigation the ongoing to arrest his cohorts.”

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