Members of Obele Community in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State on Monday, came out in their hundreds, took to the streets and matched to the Government House over alleged harassment of innocent youths and vigilante officers by police operatives following the death of a notorious criminal and serial rapist.
It was gathered that some police operatives attached to the ‘A’ Divisional Police headquarters, allegedly stormed the palace of the paramount ruler of Obele community, Chief M.A Clarkson, shooting sporadically over a mob attack that led to the death of the criminal known as Richman a. k. a Runtown.
According to community sources, trouble began when the notorious criminal who had been terrorizing Yenagoa main town and neighboring communities was reportedly killed by an angry mob when he was caught raping a woman after robbing another woman in broad daylight.
He was apprehended the angry mob who descended on him and beat him to a pulp before the community vigilante rescued him.
It was learnt that after rescuing him from the mob attack, the vigilante handed him to his father who helplessly took him to the hospital for urgent medical attention.