From Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
Angry mob in Abraka community in Delta State in the early hours of Monday lynched a suspected ritualist identified as Chief Josaiah Akpedafe for allegedly stealing boxers belonging to some of the students in the state owned University, Delta State University ( DELSU) including male residents of the community
It was gathered that the suspect, a middle aged man, was caught by the a passby raised the alarm that attracted the attention of others to scene where he ( suspect) was lynched before he was rescued by the University security agents who later handed him over to the police.
But the Police in Abraka Division who confirmed the incident on condition of anonymity said that the suspect upon interrogation confessed to the crime, adding that Investigation was on going
DSP Andrew Aniamaka, Police Public Relations Officer in the state who spoke to newsmen in Asaba confirmed that the suspect confessed to be a ritualist who uses both male and female pants for rituals, adding that he will be charged to court on completion of Investigation.
DSP Andrew 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”
Eyewitness, Anthony Gbare said the suspect hands were tied to trees as he allegedly flogged amidst several slaps and hard punches by the angry mob who about setting him ablaze but for the intervention of the security agents at the Abraka police division