Residents accuse Diobu Vigilante service of armed robbery

Tina Amanda

Some residents of Mile 2, Diobu have accused members of Diobu Vigilante Group in Port Harcourt City local government area of the state, of breaking and entering into their apartments.

Some of the victims who narrated their ordeal alleged that they were robbed by the Diobu Vigilante boys at midnight, with their money and valuables such as phones, necklace, wrist watches amongst others stolen from them.

They however lamented that the perpetrators identified themselves as DSS before robbing them, stressing that they have reported the incident at the Iloabuchi police station for prompt action.

Our reporter gathered that the incidence happened at Okwuele Street in Mile two Diobu Port Harcourt.

Meanwhile, reacting to the allegation, Leader of the Diobu Vigilante Group, Prince Amatari, acknowledge that Diobu Vigilante is also identified as Diobu Security Service (DSS) but debunked the claims of vigilante members getting involved in criminal activities in the area.

According to him, his men were at the said area to intercept some hoodlums based on tip-off they received about some criminal elements planning to carry out operations in Okwuele street.

He said his men recovered some stolen items that night such as wrist watches and mobile phones, but dismissed allegations of stealing of money, and advised those affected to report the matter to the police in order to investigate and arrest the culprit.

Our correspondent reports that while the Rivers State Police Command is yet to issue a statement on the incident, a senior officer attached to Iloabuchi police station confirmed they received such complaints from some residents.