An angry mob has reportedly beaten a 27-year-old man identified as Darlington Ugboaja after a local drug, Methamphetamine, popularly known as Mkpuru mmiri, was found on him.
The man was beaten to death at Anara market in Imo state, causing panic and pushing traders into locking their stores out of fear of a reprisal attack from the victim’s kinsmen.
A source told Punch;
”They saw him coming out from a bunk were drugs are sold. They suspected he had Mkpurummiri in his possession. They quickly searched him and found the substance. They immediately tired his hands on an electric pole and started beating him.
“He lost consciousness and he was rushed to Anara Health Centre but unfortunately there was no doctor on duty. They rushed him to another hospital at Umunachi where he was pronounced dead ”
A kinsman of the deceased, Kingsley Onyewuenyi told the publication that Ezihe community was saddened by the death of Ugboaja.