A man identified as Moses Eze has allegedly been beaten to death after visiting the shop of one Wale Adegbola, an electronic gadgets’ repairer in Ile-Ife, Osun State.
The incident, which occurred on Igboya Street, Wednesday, August 21, caused panic as residents fled in different directions.
According to a source, Eze had brought his DVD player to Adegbola for repairs. But, when he returned to collect the gadget, a disagreement arose between him and the repairer, leading to a fight.
The deceased, who was allegedly beaten by Adegbola, was rushed to the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife, where he reportedly died.
When contacted, the spokesperson for the Osun State Police Command, Folasade Odoro, said the incident happened around 7.30am in the Igboya area of Ile-Ife.
Odoro stated, “One Moses Eze was reportedly beaten up at the shop of one Wale Adegbola on Igboya Street, Ile-Ife, where he went to collect his DVD player that he had earlier brought for repairs.
“The victim was taken to the OAUTHC Ile-Ife for medical attention and was confirmed dead by a medical doctor. His remains were subsequently deposited in the hospital’s morgue for autopsy.”
She said two suspects arrested in connection with the incident had given useful information to the police.
Odoro gave an assurance that the police will arraign the suspects before a court as soon as investigation into the matter was concluded.