In the Kpansia neighborhood of the Yenagoa metropolis in Bayelsa State, a mob murdered a tricycle driver on Wednesday.
Following the suspected murder of a young man by the tricycle driver, popularly known as Keke, the crowd reacted.
After a disagreement about N50 change, the Keke rider is alleged to have fatally killed the unnamed young man. The victim passed away immediately.
Angered by his action, some residents around the scene attacked and lynched the Keke rider to death with stones.
The identities of the deceased men could not be ascertained as of the time of filing this report.
Meanwhile, the Bayelsa State Police Command has confirmed the incidents.
The command, in a statement by its spokesperson, Asinim Butswat, also condemned the murder of the youth by the Keke rider as well as his lynching.
He said, “The Bayelsa State Police Command has deployed an anti-riot squad to restore normalcy at Kpansia and environs, over the unfortunate murder of a community youth by a tricycle rider.
“The youth was allegedly stabbed to death by the tricycle rider over a minor disagreement.
“The Command condemns the action of the tricycle rider, who was also lynched to death by irate youths and appeal to members of the community to be calm.”