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Mob Stone Tricyclist To Death For Killing Passenger Over N50



Mob Stone Tricyclist To Death For Killing Passenger Over N50

A Keke Napep operator was on Wednesday, April 19, stoned to death after he allegedly stabbed a young man named Douglas Joseph to death in Yenizue-Epie community of Yenagoa Local Government Area, Bayelsa State.

Douglas Joseph, 30, was a native of the community and a father of three.

According to an eye witness, “He said he was coming from Opolo community to Kpansia which was supposed to be N100, but the Keke rider insisted on collecting N150.

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“As we were separating them, we saw the Keke rider bring out a dagger. We thought it was just to scare the youth. But he stabbed him on his lap and the young man fell to the ground. People prevented the Keke rider from running away. Unfortunately, his wounded victim died.

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Following his death, the Keke rider was lynched by a mob that hit him with different objects.”

Meanwhile, the Bayelsa State Police Command has confirmed the incidents.

The command, in a statement by its spokesperson, Asinim Butswat, also condemned the murder of the youth by the Keke rider as well as his lynching.

“The Bayelsa State Police Command has deployed an anti-riot squad to restore normalcy at Kpansia and environs, over the unfortunate murder of a community youth by a tricycle rider.

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“The youth was allegedly stabbed to death by the tricycle rider over a minor disagreement.

“The Command condemns the action of the tricycle rider, who was also lynched to death by irate youths and appeal to members of the community to be calm,” he added.

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