A Nigerian man identified as Ordue Akume has died after being tortured to death because of a missing goat in Benue state.
This was reported in Lessel community, in Ushongo Local Government Area of the state on Tuesday, 23rd of February. It was said that the deceased was reported to the youths in the community about the missing goat, and during the process of investigating, they consulted the oracle which revealed that the deceased stole the goat.
Akume denied all being said about the goats to him but he was unable to convince them that he didn’t steal the goat. He was tortured to the extent that passerby started pleading on his behalf along side people living in the community until he died in their custody.
It was reported that he was dropped off at a clinic before he died when they sensed that Akume could not survive the torture.
Taking action against the cruel act, the Ushongo Council chairman, Hon. Asawa, ordered the immediate arrest and prosecution of the six men who were involved in torturing the Akume to death.
Hon. Asawa also visited the clinic where the corpse was dropped and moved it to General Hospital, Lessel morgue for further necessary action.
The six suspects are currently in police custody being interrogated and waiting on their judgement.
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