A chief in a Delta Community, Chief Josaiah Akpedafe, escaped getting lynched by an angry mob after he was caught with 124 male and female underwears in Delta.
It was gathered that the incident occurred on Monday in Abraka community in Delta State.
It was further gathered that Akpedafe was alleged to have stolen boxers/underwear belonging to some students of the Delta State University (DELSU), including male residents of the community.
According to a Daily Post report, it was gathered that the suspect, a middle-aged man, was caught by the mob who raised the alarm that attracted the attention of others to scene where he (the suspect) was lynched 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
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, confirmed that the suspect confessed to being a ritualist, who uses both male and female pants for rituals.
He added that the suspect will be charged to court upon completion of investigation.
“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.”
Eyewitness, Anthony Gbare said the suspect’s hands were tied to trees by the mob, who flogged, slapped and punched him several times.