Tricycle operator killed in Sapele

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A 24-year-old tricycle operator has been killed by two passengers who attempted to steal his tricycle at the Oton, in Sapele, Delta State.

According to PUNCH, It was gathered that the deceased simply identified as Jite, carried two men on Saturday to Oton village in Sapele, On getting to an isolated spot, the passengers reportedly descended on him.

An eyewitness report told a news correspondent that the gang used planks to hit Jite but he managed to escape with the tricycle.

“When he got home, he narrated the incident to his friends but did not tell his family and felt there was no need to go for a check-up.

“After narrating what happened, he slumped. All efforts to revive him failed, when rushed to a hospital, he was confirmed dead,”

A neighbour to late Jite, Egrude said the deceased never thought much of the beating he received.

”He was still talking, moving, and felt all was well, not knowing that there might be internal bleeding.”

A tricycle operator in the area, Atare Monday, said he had stopped riding at night to avert falling victim to such attacks.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, said he did not have a report of the incident.



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