Nigeria – Lance Corporal Obinna , accompanied by 3 other soldiers on Tuesday, June 23rd executed an informant of the police, Benson Ogedegbe, after stalking him and shooting at his car.
The soldiers, from the 19th Battalion, stationed at the Koko Military Base in in Delta State, dragged Ogedegbe out of his car, beat him mercilessly and after receiving a phone call, proceeded to put bullet holes in him – all in the full glare of witnesses.
Benson Ogedegbe’s car – window shattered by bullets
As the victim lay bleeding, the soldiers fled, afraid of being mobbed by onlookers who were enraged by the incident.
The police informant, who was also the chairman of a vigilante group died later and his remains were taken to the Delta state University Teaching Hospital.
Two police sources said that the murder of Mr. Ogedegbe was a deliberate, calculated, and desperate attempt by officers at Koko Military Base to protect the financial interests of gangs operating in the Ethiope West Local Government Area.
According to the police, these criminal gangs pay off top officers at the 19th Battalion of the Nigerian Army, and enjoy protection from these military officers.
Culled from Sahara Reporters.