A group of angry mob descended on a 40-year-old man, and beat the ling daylight out of him for allegedly beating his wife to coma in Irri, Isoko-South Local Government Area of Delta State.
It did not just end at the beating as the enraged mob subsequently stripped the man off his clothes completely to teach him a lesson.
The man whose name was given only as Umukoro, a truck driver in the area, was in the habit of beating his wife at the slightest provocation and on the fateful day, he reportedly hit the woman with a pestle on the head which made her slump and become unresponsive.
The father of two, who thought his wife was dead attempted to flee from the community but he was apprehended and given a sound beating, a report by Pulse stated.
Narrating the incident, an eyewitness said: “After the wife slumped, sympathisers descended on the man and beat him to pulp after he was stripped naked.
“The man, who had two children, had initially attempted to flee, thinking that his wife was dead. He had hit the woman with a pestle, but the angry mob caught up with him.
“The suspect faked mental disorder to avoid any punishment that would have been meted out on him by the angry mob, but the mob ignored his antic.”