Palm wine tapper hacked to death in Edo

A palm wine tapper identified as Osigwe Ayomonekhai, was killed by unknown assailants suspected to be motorcycle snatchers in Jattu community, Uzairue kingdom in Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State.

He was said to be in his early 50s.

The incident happened in the early hours of Thursday, March 11, when he set out from his residence at Iyuku Road for his usual palm wine tapping business.

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According to reports, the deceased recently bought a motorcycle to boost his palm wine business and it could be the reason he was killed.

Reports also said that Ayomonekhai was heard screaming “please don’t kill me” as he was being attacked by the hoodlums, but his pleas fell on deaf ears as they killed him and left with his motorcycle.

He is survived by three wives, many children and an aged mother. His remains have been laid to rest according to Islamic rites.