A 45-year-old carpenter was reportedly lynched by an angry mob on Wednesday at Olujoda Area of Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.
It was gathered the father of three, was allegedly killed around 5 pm when some youths in the area, who suspected him for a robber, descended on the deceased for roaming the streets in a suspicious manner.
An eyewitness said that the deceased, who was a resident with her family at llawe road, Ado Ekiti metropolis was allegedly hit with deadly weapons making him pass into a coma before dying.
It was learned Olujoda area has been under consistent attack by robbers in recent times, which prompted the youths to take such rash decision.
Narrating how the incident occurred, the deceased’s wife, Yemi, said her husband told her of a contract he just secured at Olujoda area, lamenting it was wrong for the youths to have mistaken him for a robber without cogent reason.
The bereaved bemoaned the harrowing death of her husband and demanded justice for the country to be at peace.
The deceased’s wife said that her husband had informed her that he was going to Olujoda to get a contract and she was greatly surprised when she heard he was killed because of suspicion that he was wandering around.
She sadly asked that: Did they see any dangerous weapon on him? Why couldn’t they take him to the person who contracted him for the job to know his true identity?
She is most infuriated as she demands justice saying that the perpetrators must be brought to book”.
One of the deceased’s relatives, Mrs. Omowumi ldowu, said she was shocked when notified her brother, who suffered slight malaria a few days back, has been killed.
She said she had the impression that he died of the ailment he had complained about few days back when she heard about his death, but was shocked to hear that he was beaten to death by some people.
Adding that her brother had informed her over a phone call that he was going to secure a job at Olujoda area on that fateful day without knowing that it would be his end.
The Police Command was called on to get into the root of the matter and bring the perpetrators to book.
Mr. Sunday Abutu, Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, said investigations have commenced into the matter after receiving the complaints from the deceased relative.
Mr. Sunday Abutu noted that said the remains of the deceased had been deposited in the morgue, and some people have been apprehended by police, in connection with the incident.