Thursday, 12 May 2016

NEWS:--DSS official set ablaze after rebuking suspect

DSS official set ablaze after
rebuking suspect

– A DSS official was doused in fuel and set
on fire in Delta state
– The state has recorded cumulative
violence against security operatives due to
tension between the people and law officials
– The suspect was finally apprehended and
is answering questions at the police station
Reports have emerged on how an official of
the Department of State Services, DSS was
set ablaze at Oghara in Delta state.
Vanguard reports that the victim, Andrew
Maduku who is an indigene Oghara died
after he was doused in petrol after he
rebuked the suspect.
Felix Maduku who is the brother of the
deceased narrated how the father of four

“My brother’s assailant doused him in fuel and
set him on fire for scolding the suspect, who
had pointed rays from a torch light on his
(Andrew) face as he walked home.
“Refusing to put off the torch, my brother
walked up to the suspect, and slapped him
leading to a fight involving my brother and his
assailant, who was accompanied by his
“Like every law abiding citizen, my brother
reported the matter at the Oghara police
station and was accompanied by some
policemen to the residence of the suspect.”
“On sighting the team of policemen, the
suspect fled leading to the seizure of his
laptop by the police.
“On April 24, the suspect, who had been
stalking my late brother, poured fuel on him,
and immediately set him ablaze leading to his
death the next day as result of 86 degree
burns sustained from the incident.”
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A police source at the Oghara police station
disclosed that the suspect went into the
hiding after he committed the heinous crime.
He said the police eventually apprehended
him and he is undergoing interrogation at the
state criminal investigation department in
Meanwhile, the Nigerian army issued serious
warming to persons taking laws into their
hands to desist or face the wrath of the
This warning hints that the message is
directed at a militancy group, Niger Delta
Avengers that has claimed responsibility for
series of bombing of pipelines in the region.