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Tricyclist Stoned To Death For Killing Passenger Over N50

A mob murdered a tricycle driver on Wednesday in the Bayelsa State city of Yenagoa’s Kpansia neighbourhood.

Following the suspected murder of a young man by the tricycle driver, popularly known as Keke, the mob reacted violently.

After a dispute over N50 change, the Keke rider is alleged to have fatally killed the unnamed young man. The victim passed away instantly.

Residents nearby attacked the Keke rider with stones after becoming enraged by what he had done.

The identities of the deceased men could not be ascertained as of the time of filing this report.
Meanwhile, the Bayelsa State Police Command has confirmed the incidents.


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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.
He said, “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.

“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.”


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