A palm wine tapper, Osigwe Ayomonekhai, was hacked to death by unknown assailants suspected to be motorcycle snatchers in Jattu community, Uzairue kingdom in Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State.
The incident occurred in the early hours of Thursday, March 11, when he set out from his house at Iyuku Road for his routine palm wine tapping business.
Reports has it that the deceased recently bought a motorcycle to boost his palm wine business and it could be the reason he was killed. While Ayomonekhai was reportedly being attacked by the killers, he was heard screaming “please don’t kill me” but they hacked him to death and left with his motorcycle.
He is survived by three wives, lots of children and an aged mother. His remains will be laid to rest later today according to Islamic rites.