A 30-year-old member of a local vigilante, Lukman Rasak, who was arrested for killing a passerby in Ijora, a Lagos suburb, has confessed doing so in error.
The suspect was alleged to have shot dead a 28-year-old man, Musa Yahaya, while on security duty in the area.
The suspect had allegedly fled from the scene of the crime having realized his mistake.
He was allegedly tracked down to his hiding place by policemen hooked up to Ijora Police Station, Lagos State Police Command.
Lagos State Police spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi, in a statement issued on Wednesday night, stated the crime occurred in the early hours of Tuesday, April 13, 2021.
Adejobi mentioned the suspect was finally arrested at about 2 pm after the sufferer, who was rushed to the hospital, was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty.
Recounting what occurred, Adejobi mentioned the police were alerted by members of the public after the victim had been confirmed dead.
Consequently, upon the report, he stated detectives tracked the suspect to his hiding place, where he was arrested and his gun with some cartridges recovered from him.