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Police Arrest Cultists Over Killing Of Final Year Varsity Student



Operatives of the Bayelsa State Police Command have arrested a notorious 31-year-old cult leader identified as Victor Meremunyu alias Y B Lee and five others over the alleged shooting to death of Diyelaimi Ben-Walson, a final year student of the state-owned Niger Delta University over whistle blowing.

According to the police, the arrest of the cultists was aided by family of the deceased who led the police to the hide out of the cultists behind Amby Supermarket Street along Ebis mechanic road in Amarata area of the state capital.

According to a police source, “At about 11.30am on Monday, the final year student, who was resident at Lagold street area of Azikoro road, fought with one Victor Meremunyu over an undisclosed issue. Victor brought out a gun and shot Diyelaimi Ben-Walson dead. He has since been arrested.”

But the family of the deceased, led by the state-based news blogger, Saint Onitsha, confirmed the development and explained that their brother was killed in cold blood over alleged identification of the suspects during their interrogation by a police patrol team over alleged generator theft.

New Telegraph, Saturday 23, 2019

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