A 30-year-old member of a local vigilante, Lukma Rasak, who was arrested for killing a passerby in Ijora, a Lagos suburb, said he made a mistake.
The suspect was alleged to have shot dead a 28-year-old man, Musa Yahaya, in the area.
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The suspect had allegedly fled the scene of the crime having realized his mistake.
He was allegedly tracked down to his hiding place by policemen attached to Ijora Police Station, Lagos State Police Command.
Lagos State Police spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi, in a statement issued on Wednesday night, said the crime occurred in the early hours of Tuesday, April 13, 2021.
Adejobi said the suspect was eventually arrested at about 2 pm after the victim, who was rushed to the hospital, was confirmed dead.
He said detectives tracked the suspect to his hiding place, where he was arrested and his gun with some cartridges were recovered.