A middle-aged man identified as Pardue Akume has been reportedly tortured to death over a missing goat in Benue state.
The incident occurred at Lessel community, in the Ushongo Local Government Area of the state on Tuesday, February 23.
However, it was gathered that the youngest sibling of the deceased allegedly reported to the youths in the community that his goat was missing.
During the investigation, they decided to consult an oracle, disclosed to them that it was the deceased that stole the goat.
The deceased however denied the allegation but in a bid to ensure that he conceded and return the said goat, the suspects persisted with all forms of torture despite pleas by neighbors and passers-by to halt the torture.
When it became obvious to them that he could not survive, they moved and dumped him at a private clinic where he passed away.
Responding to the barbaric act, Ushongo Council chairman, Hon. Asawa ordered the immediate arrest and prosecution of the six men who tortured the man to death.
Asawa also visited the clinic where the corpse was abandoned and moved it to General Hospital, Lessel morgue for further necessary action.
Meanwhile, the six suspects are currently in police custody.