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ENUGU: Man allegedly lynched for stealing one tuber of yam

The Enugu State Police Command has announced its commencement of investigation into the alleged beating to death of a man for stealing a tuber of yam in Amorji Nike community of Abakpa axis in Enugu State.

The command’s spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, made this disclosure in a statement on Saturday.

Amaraizu said that the incident which reportedly happened on October 4 was the subject of an active police investigation to apprehend the culprits.

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“It was gathered that a man whose identity is yet to be established was allegedly beaten to death on October 4 at Amorji Nike, Enugu for stealing a yam tuber.

“His corpse was dumped in a compound from where it was recovered’’, he said.

According to him, two suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident so far.

“The arrested suspects are currently helping police operatives in their investigations,’’ he said.

 

 

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