Confirming the the arrest on Tuesday, DSP William Aya, spokesperson of the command, told newsmen that the incident occurred on Monday March 9, at Ofabo in Ofu Local Government Area of the state.
He further explained that the victim identified as John Omale allegedly stole some items belonging to a certain Igbo trader.
According to him, the owner of the goods reported at the office of the Kogi State vigilante services in the area that the suspect stole his goods worth N200,000.
The chairman of the vigilante was said to have ordered that the suspect be tortured in his presence which resulted to his death. Irked by the development, angry youths of the community went on rampage and razed shops, houses belonging to Igbo traders.
The office of the Kogi State Vilgilante Service and that of their Commandant, Ojodomo Benjamin, beer depots were set ablaze.
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