Following the fatal lynching of a notorious crime boss popularly known as Onoriode “Onos” Okeribo, the residents of the Oghara community in Ethiope West Local Government Area (LGA) of Delta State are reportedly now at rest.
According to an exclusive report by SaharaReporters, Onos was arrested in Benin City from neighboring Edo State by the local vigilante group who had known his brutal reputation, and taken to the local government headquarters where a mob lynched him.
When police officers attempted to protect Onos, they were reportedly threatened by the mob.
Investigations revealed that Onos was the mastermind behind the armed robbery, murder for hire, and kidnappings in the area and operated with the open protection and collaboration of the 19th Battalion operating near the Oghara area.
It was further gathered that Onos paid members of the 19th Battalion to protect him while he carried out his criminal activities in the area, including illegal oil bunkering, kidnapping for ransom, and carjacking.