LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- A man identified as Mallam Umar Tasiu, in Minna, Niger State, has been reportedly beaten to death by his former in-laws.
According to a source close to the family, Umar Tasiu had gone to see his two kids who currently stay with his former wife in her father’s house.
The source said, “He went to see them and his former in-laws who didn’t want him to come to their house tied and flogged him until he died in their house.”
The source who pleaded anonymity, further explained that the man’s corpse was brought back to his house and buried on 22 October at about 10am.
Spokesman of the State Police, DSP Wasiu Abiodun said the victim died after he was taken to the IBB Specialist Hospital, Minna, due to injuries he sustained from whipping by hoodlums.
He said, “On 22 October, 2023, at about 0800hrs a case of suspected culpable homicide was reported at the GRA Division, that on 21 October, 2023, at about 2300hrs, one Umar Tasiu of Angwan Daji was attacked by hoodlums in Minna and he was inflicted with severe injuries.”
He said the victim was rushed to the IBB Hospital, Minna, where he gave up the ghost, adding that the case is under investigation and effort is ongoing to arrest the suspects.