By Noah Ocheni, Lokoja
The Felele axis, a surbub in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital was thrown into confusion as panic enveloped when three people were allegedly Killed Over a Stolen Mobile Phone
An eye witness revealed that a suspected thief who snatched a mobile phone and sneaked into a shop where the innocent shop owner was mistaken for being the thief on the run was killed by a mob, while the suspect escaped.
Our correspondent gathered that in a reprisal, sympathisers of the late shop owner, identified one of his alleged killers, beat him to death and set the corpse ablaze, while some persons have been taken to the hospital following injuries they sustained during the clashes.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Kogi Police Command, DSP Williams Aya, said the command received a distress call from Felele at about 10 am on Monday, and on arrival at the scene discovered two dead bodies said to have been killed in a clash.
The PPRO explained that one Salisu Ado and Muhammad Mukaila all dead were alleged to have engaged in a fight over yet to be ascertained cause leading to their death.
He stated that Muhammed Mukaila was alleged to have stabbed Salisu Ado to death, prompting a reprisal attack by his relations and sympathisers who equally killed Mukaila and set his corpse ablaze.
According to DSP Aya, two suspects Muhammed Mubarak and Suleiman Yakubu all believed to be members of Aro Barger cult have been arrested in connection with the killings.
It was gathered that investigation into the matter has commenced as the state Commissioner of Police has ordered the transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigation Department .