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Family loses father, son same day

A man, Melody Odiazor has allegedly been killed by vigilante members in Edo State, just as he was hurrying home after receiving news that his father was dead. The grieving mother of Melody, Helen Odiazor 60, has demanded justice for the murder of her son.

The Edo State Commissioner of Police, Johnson Babatunde Kokumo, yesterday said that police were already aware of the matter. He stated that the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), in charge of Saint Saviour Police Station, and the vigilante group that killed Melody have been invited for questioning. It was gathered that the late Melody, a truck driver apprentice, was shot by some local vigilante at Tipper Garage, along Saint Saviour Road around 9 p.m.

A family source said: “Melody was returning home after he received informed about the sudden death of his father. He was shot alongside two other boys by a trigger-happy vigilante group. The remains of the victims were afterwards displayed at the St Saviour Police Station.” Helen, who broke down and cried ceaselessly, said that the loss of her husband and son on the same day was shocking.

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