Tuesday, May 26, 2020

22-year-old man beaten to death in Bauchi over loss of mobile phone

A 22-year-old man, Sunday Ezra, has been beaten to death by yet to be identified persons at New Trafford Hotel and Suites located in the Gwallameji area of Bauchi metropolis where the Federal Polytechnic is located.
Information has it that the incident happened on Monday afternoon when people in the vicinity allegedly ganged up and beat Ezra until he became unconscious, but died on the way to the hospital.
A source told our correspondent that an expensive mobile phone got missing within the premises of the hotel and the deceased was suspected to be the person who stole it, an accusation he was said to have vehemently denied pleading his innocence.
The source added that the crowd that gathered did not believe him but instead started beating him with the aim of extracting a confession from him but he was said to have maintained his innocent stand.
During the beating, he was said to have slumped and lost consciousness a development that made them convey him to the police station in Yelwa in a tricycle (Keke NAPEP). From there he was taken to the hospital,  but was confirmed dead on arrival at the hospital.
It was however gathered that later on the phone was discovered with someone who found it where the owner, who is a staff of the hotel, misplaced it.
A police source confirmed that the incident, described as a culpable homicide, was reported at the Yelwa Police Division. The source added that the police has swung into action to investigate the incident.
The police source added that though some arrests have been made, efforts were on to get all those involved in the matter arrested after which all those found culpable will be prosecuted.

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