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Police probe death of man accused of yam theft



The Enugu State Police Command has started an investigation into the alleged killing of a man for stealing a tuber of yam in Amorji Nike community in the Abakpa area of Enugu , the state capital.

The command ’ s spokesman , Ebere Amaraizu , according to the News Agency of Nigeria , disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.

He said that the incident happened on October 4 .
He said, “It was gathered that a man whose identity has yet to be established was allegedly beaten to death on October 4 at Amorji Nike, Enugu for stealing a tuber of yam.
“His corpse was dumped in a compound from where it was recovered . ”

According to him , investigations have commenced, while two suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident. .
“The arrested suspects are currently helping police operatives in their investigations, ’’ he said.

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