The Irri Community Vigilante Group in the Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State has tortured a 26-year-old man to death.

Newsnaija learned that the victim was tortured to death over the disappearance of N70,000 belonging to his uncle, who is a member of the vigilante group.

Information gathered by a source who spoke on condition of anonymity to our source said the victim, who hailed from the Emede community, visited his uncle in Irri.

The source stated that  “In the course of his stay, he was accused of stealing N70,000 kept in the custody of his uncle, which he later confessed to after severe torture.

“Though the boy was not the only person in the house when the money got missing, the uncle’s suspicion towards his nephew was because he was the only one who heard the phone conversation the uncle had with a friend over the N70, 000 kept in the house.

“When the uncle discovered that the money had been stolen, he summoned the nephew for questioning and had him severely beaten up, but didn’t get any positive response from the victim; he consequently invited other members of his vigilante group who came and brutally tortured the victim before the intervention of neighbors, he was already unconscious and finally died before they could rush him to hospital.”

It was gathered that the deceased’s family paid back the N70,000 and demanded that their son must be brought to them alive.

The Police Public Relations officer DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, When contacted on Saturday promised to get back to our source with the details of the incident but had not done so as of the time of filing this story.

But a source from the  Oleh Divisional Police Station said some persons had been arrested in connection with the young man’s death, while others had fled the community.