YENOGOA – A first-class graduate of the University of Ibadan (UI) identified as Opuofoni Freeborn Ebimotimi was reportedly beaten to death in Bayelsa State for stealing bread.
According to Peoples’ 93.1 FM in Yenagoa, Ebimotimi, who studied Business Administration, was killed in the early hours of Sunday at Honeyhill Tombia Bayelsa State.
According to reports, Ebimotimi who was a native of the Korokorosei community in the Southern Ijaw Local Government area had allegedly stolen from one of the small business owners in the community.
An alarm was raised, which forced an angry mob to pounce on him.
His younger sister, Idisemi Opuofoni Freeborn said neighbours and friends who saw the incident rushed to the scene of the actions and pleaded with the angry youths to allow him to live, promising to pay for the bread in double folds, but the angry youths declined the plea and killed him.
According to Idisemi, life has been unfair to them since the demise of their father, adding that hunger led him to steal bread.
She said: “We are seven in our family and life has been hard since our father died. I wrote WAEC in 2019 and have not been able to proceed to the University because of funds.”