WaffiTV:Furious crowd in Abraka community in Delta State in the early hours of today lynched a suspected ritualist, recognized as Chief Josaiah Akpedafe, for purportedly stealing boxers and underwear belonging to students of the Delta State University (DELSU), including male inhabitants of the community.
It was reported that the suspect, a middle aged man, was caught by the crowd who raised the caution that pulled in the attention of others to the scene where he (the suspect) was set ablaze before he was protected by the university’s security agents, who later handed him over to the police.
However, men of the Abraka police division, who affirmed the episode on the state of secrecy, said that the suspect, upon cross examination, admitted to the wrongdoing, including that investigation was still ongoing
The Police Public Relations Officer in Delta State, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, who addressed newsmen in Asaba, affirmed that the suspect admitted to be a ritualist, who utilizes both male and female underwear for rituals, including that he will be charged to court after the conclusion of the investigation.
Aniamaka said “the suspect was caught with 124 boxers and many of it were for the students while others were for male residents of the Abraka community. Upon interrogation, the suspect a middle aged, said he is a ritualist, he being detained at Abraka police station for further investigation.”
Onlooker, Anthony Gbare said the suspect’s hand were tied to trees as he was purportedly whipped in the midst of a few slaps and hard punches by the irate crowd about setting him on fire before the mediation of security agents at the Abraka police division.