Suspected ritualist lynched for allegedly eating faeces


the scene of the incident

Mob has lynched a suspected ritualist at Odo-Ado in Ado- Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, for allegedly eating human faeces.

When our reporter got to the scene of the incident, the victim, who was believed to be in his 30s, had been lynched. He was partially burnt. His body was found at Red Roof junction, Odo-Ado.

the scene of the incident

Eyewitnesses said the man had been paraded in parts of Ado-Ekiti, including the palace of the Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adeyemo Adejugbe, before he was lynched.

The Nation learnt that the man was caught by an unidentified elderly woman eating human faeces. The woman shouted, attracting youths, who apprehended him.

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It was gathered that the mob stripped him naked and beat him up.

Sources said the suspected ritualist sought help by mentioning the names of some clergymen he claimed to know in the town.

The mob reportedly followed him to a white garment church at Odo-Ado, but they couldn’t see the clergyman he had mentioned. The victim later bolted, but the mob caught up with him at Red Roof junction and lynched him.

The Nation learnt that the mob thereafter destroyed the white garment church.

Police spokesman Caleb Ikechukwu could not be reached last night for comments, as his phone was switched off.

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