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How UI First Class Graduate Was Clubbed To Death Over Ijaw Bread

Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting

OPERATIVES of the Nigeria Police Force, Bayelsa State Command, have arrested three suspects in connection with the extrajudicial killing of Ebimotimi Freeborn, over alleged bread theft.

The 32-years-old male, who was allegedly caught stealing a loaf of bread from a bakery located along Etegwe-Amassoma road, Bayelsa, was described as a first class graduate of the University of Ibadan.

In a statement issued by the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Asinim Butswat, “the suspects, Preye Mathew, 50 years female, Theophilus Tiro, 28 years male, and Famous Precious, 22 years male, were arrested for allegedly taking part in a mob attack that led to the death of the alleged bread thief.”

According to sources, the first-class graduate of the University of Ibadan hails from Korokorosei Community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area.

He allegedly went into petty theft after he lost his father, the breadwinner of the family, a few years ago.

Stonix further gathered that the deceased had been constantly stealing the finished products of the bakery.

But on that fateful day, the employees of the bakery decided to detail a vigilante around the bakery and caught him while he was attempting to escape with a sack of local bread popularly known as madiga (Ijaw bread).

After he was caught, the deceased thief allegedly confessed and led the bakery workers to the clients he was selling his loots to.

The alleged buyers, unfortunately denied ever knowing him or transacting business with him.

Angry that he had wasted their precious time, the gathered, angry mob decided to club the late University of Ibadan first graduate to death.

The police, which, however, condemned the action of the mob, warned members of the public to desist from taking the laws into their own hands.

They assured that the arrested suspects are undergoing interrogation and would be charged to court at the conclusion of the investigation.

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