No few than five young men were allegedly slaughtered on Tuesday, in a bizarre manner by their brother who was recently discharged from hospital after being treated for insanity in Gwer West local government area of Benue State.
Vanguard gathered from sources in Naka the local government headquaters that the cultpit popularly known as Torjor slaughtered his victims at Naka earth dam, just few metres from their home.
Our source disclosed that the culprit had over a long period of time suffered from mental derangement but was taken to the Makurdi Federal Medical Centre where he was treated for insanity and later discharged.
“But unknown to his people the young man relapsed into insanity again until he ran amok by the killing of his brothers”.
“We gathered that he had invited his victims to the earth dam on the pretense that he wanted them to assist him fetch water from the dam, only for him to pull out a knife and slaughter them in cold blood and fled”.
“When the news of his deeds got into town, youths in the village mobilized themselves and searched the entire village until they caught him where he was hiding in a nearby bush”.
“Thereafter they had contemplated taking him to the police but they finally resolved to met out jungle justice on him by beating him to death”, he stated.
When contacted the Secretary to the local government Mr. Mike Torkuma who confirmed the unfortunate incident said the culprit was caught by the people and beaten to death.
Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Deputy Superintendent of Police Daniel Ezeala who also confirmed the incident, decried the villagers resort to jungle justice but added that the command was investigating the matter to ascertain if the man was actually insane.