A man, Mallam Umar Tasiu, has been whipped to death by his former in-laws in Minna, Niger State.
A neighbor who spoke on condition of anonymity said that “he went to see his two kids who are staying with his former wife in her father’s house. They had separated, but the children are staying with their mother. He went to see them, and his former in-laws who didn’t want him to come to their house, tied and whipped him until he died in their house. His corpse was brought back to his house on Saturday night, and we buried him on Sunday at about 10 a.m”.”
But the police told City & Crime that the victim died after he was taken to the IBB Specialist Hospital, Minna, due to injuries he sustained from whipping by hoodlums.
The state police spokesman, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, said, “On 22/10/2023 at about 0800hrs a case of suspected culpable homicide was reported at the GRA Division; on 21/10/2023 at about 2300hrs, one Umar Tasiu of Angwan Daji was attacked by hoodlums in Minna and he was inflicted with severe injuries. He was rushed to the IBB Hospital in Minna, where he gave up the ghost. The case is under investigation, and efforts are ongoing to arrest the suspects.”