A chief from the Abraka community in Delta State, Josiah Akpedafe, was lynched by an angry mob for allegedly stealing boxers and underwear belonging to some students of the Delta State University (DELSU), including male residents of the community.
The suspect was caught by the mob who raised the alarm that got the attention of the other residents before he was rescued by the university’s security agents, who later handed him over to the police.
But men of the Abraka police division, who confirmed the incident on the condition of anonymity, said that the suspect, upon interrogation, confessed to the crime, adding that investigation was ongoing.
This was disclosed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PRO) in the state, Andrew Aniamaka during a press briefing.
He confirmed the suspect confessed to being a ritualist who uses both male and female pants for rituals, adding that he will be charged to the court upon completion of the investigation.
The PRO 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.”