A Man Mobbed To Death In Abia Community For Allegedly Bedding Married Woman

The Alayi community in the Bende Local Government Area of Abia State was thrown to commotion last Wednesday, following the death of a middle-aged man identified as Emma Orji, accused of allegedly committing adultery with a housewife in the area.

According to Punch reports, the housewife had left her husband’s house under the guise of going on a brief visit to her parent’s village, but she was found copulating with Orji three days after she left her husband.

The Newspaper quoted sources from the community as saying that adultery is a sacrilege in Alayi and it attracts some punishment including flogging the man in question in public.

It was learnt that some angry youths from the community allegedly whisked Orji away for the punishment, but he was found dead the following day.

Irked by Orji’s death, some of his relatives and friends invaded the home of a resident, who was believed to have spearheaded the killing of the deceased.

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The relatives of the deceased were said to have set the resident’s home on fire also burnt his car and household items.

Continue to read moreA native of the area, who pleaded anonymity, told Southern City News that the tradition only permitted some level of punishment to anyone found in the act, but not killing the person.

However, the father of the deceased, Elder Orji, who lamented the gruesome murder of his son by hoodlums, called on the Abia State Government to ensure that his killers were fished out and made to face the appropriate sanction under the law.

The Special Adviser to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, on Security Matters, Captain Awa Udensi (retd.), who visited the community, condemned the gruesome killing of the deceased by youths in the area.

Source; Cable

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