A palm wine tapper, known as Osigwe Ayomonekhai, has been killed by gunmen in Jattu, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State.

NEWSNAIJA gathered that Ayomonekhai, who is in his early 50s, was reportedly killed in the early hours of Thursday when he set out from his Iyuku Road residence for his usual palm wine tapping business.

A source in the community said the husband of three wives, recently bought the motorcycle to boost his palm wine business adding that the deceased was heard screaming and begging, ‘please don’t kill me,’ but his plea fell on deaf ears, as his attackers murdered him and made away with the motorcycle.

As of the time of filing this report, it was gathered that the remains of the deceased were being prepared for immediate burial.