Clement, the cousin of Elijah, who spoke in a tearful voice, said the family was more traumatized when some people living in the area claimed the police knew the culprits but were powerless to arrest and prosecute them.
He said the illustrious son of the family could not be killed like a chicken on the streets of Yenagoa on a broad daylight at about 9am while the police looked the other way.
On the day of the incident, some boys about three of them accosted him and demanded money from him. He was carrying his bag of shoes when they came. But he told them he had no money. They wanted to take the bag of shoes, but he resisted them.
“They attacked him with sticks. He tried to run away but he fell to the ground. They used heavy stones to smash his head. What kind of barbarism is allowed go on in Bayelsa? My cousin is a promising young man. How can they kill him that way?
“When we carried out inquiries, we were told that some cultists popularly called ThankGod, Biggie and Sinner were behind the cruel murder of my cousin. We were told that the police were aware of their evil operations but had been powerless to arrest them.
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