Friends of a middle-aged man simply identified as Christian, have beaten him to death following allegations that he stole the sum of N3,000.00 and phones from them.
The sad incident occured in Orerokpe, Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State.
The police have apprehended Efe Lucky and Ramson Akpojibu, the prime suspects of the crime for perpetrating jungle justice.
Sources say the suspects had rushed the victim to an unknown clinic in Warri for treatment, where he was later confirmed dead.
Confirming the incident on Friday, Acting Public Relations Officer of the state police command, DSP Bright Edafe said the duo attempted to flee from the clinic when Christian was certified dead.
The suspects with blood stains on their cloths were quickly rounded up by detectives who acted swiftly following a distressed call.
According to DSP Edafe, “signs of violence were seen on the body of the deceased. The corpse was photographed and deposited at Orerokpe General Hospital mortuary.”
Edafe said when the premises of the two suspects was searched, “blood stained cutlass, hammer and blood soaked towel were recovered.
“They confessed that they were five in number that beat up the deceased to death over allegation of stealing their N3,000.00 and phones. Effort is on to arrest the three other suspects.”