An angry mob in Irri, Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State, on Sunday stripped Unclad a 40-year-old tipper driver, identified simply as Umuokoro, for allegedly beating his wife to a coma.
Sources said that the man, a native of the community, was fond of beating his wife before the incident occurred.
It was gathered that the constant beating came to a head on Sunday between 4am and 5am when the man beat up his wife to a coma.
The source said, “After the wife slumped, sympathisers descended on the man and beat him to pulp after he was stripped Unclad.
“The man, who had two children, had initially attempted to flee, thinking that his wife was dead. He had hit the woman with a pestle, but the angry mob caught up with him.
“The suspect faked mental disorder to avoid any punishment that would have been meted out on him by the angry mob, but the mob ignored his antic.
The policemen at the Irri Police Division confirmed the incident on condition of anonymity, adding that the man was still helping the police in their investigation.