A 32-year-old man simply identified as Samson, was beaten to death by his elder brother, Yahaha, for stealing in a school in Ijede, Ikorodu area of Lagos.
The deceased, who was a private guard in a school was alleged to have broken into some offices in the school on Monday and carted away some items which included: five plasma televisions, an air conditioner, a Wi-Fi modern, pumping machine and a power generating set.
Samson was reportedly caught while escaping with the items.
According to Vanguard, eyewitnesses said his elder brother, Yahaha, who was was invited after he was caught, allegedly tied his brother’s hands and legs and started beating him for dragging the family’s name in the mud
At a point, the suspect became motionless and attempts to resuscitate him failed as he was later confirmed dead.
Yahaya was said to had fled after the unfortunate incident.
The State Police Public Relations officer, SP Benjamin Hudenyi, who confirmed the incident said the Divisional Police Officer at the Ijede division was contacted.
“Based on the report, the police visited the scene, took necessary action and evacuated the corpse to Ikorodu General Hospital mortuary for autopsy,’’ Hundeyin said, assuring that the command would arrest the fleeing suspect.