A middle-aged woman identified simply as Chukwuwezu, was reportedly beaten to death by mob over allegation of witchcraft in Delta State.
The incident occurred last weekend at Mbiri Kingdom in Ika North East Local Government Area of the state.
According to Ika Weekly Newspaper, a source in the community, who condemned the mob action, said that the killing of the woman was instigated by one Mr. Chukwuekwu.
The source disclosed that while the mob was beating the woman on their way to the Palace, a Police Constabulary tried to stop them to avoid killing the woman in the palace since the Obi was not at home.
The source added that Mr. Chukwuekwu, who is already in Police net after he punched a Police Constabulary in his eye, had caused many havocs in Mbiri and its environs.
The eyewitness revealed that since there was no physical proof to nail the accused woman, beating her was totally unacceptable and barbaric.
The body of the late woman which was at the market square, has been removed and deposited in the mortuary, while investigation continues.