A man, his children and other family members have been arrested by the police in Abuja for allegedly lynching a 60-year-old man who urinated by their residence.
Pius Inaiwe was said to have been killed by the suspects for passing urine in their compound in Jiwa, a community in the Abuja Municipal Area Council. It was learnt that Inaiwe went into a coma after he was assaulted by the suspects.
He was subsequently rushed to a private hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival by the medical personnel.
Punch correspondent gathered that the incident, which occurred last Thursday, caused an uproar in the community resulting in an attempt by some youths to attack the suspects involved in the assault on the deceased.
It was learnt that it took the intervention of the Divisional Police Officer, Gwagwa Police Station, and some other prominent persons in the area to stop the youths from attacking the suspects involved in Inaiwe’s killing.
The FCT Police Public Relations Officer, Perry Usen, confirmed to Punch correspondent yesterday that six suspects were in custody in connection with the incident.
“I can confirm to you that we have six suspects in custody in connection with the incident. A man and his family members, including his children were arrested for allegedly lynching a 60-year-old man because he urinated near their compound. Investigation is ongoing to know the level of their involvement in the crime,” he said.