Some residents of Ota-Idiroko, in the Ota area of Ogun State, have been arrested by the police for allegedly stoning to death an official of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, Peter Ayole. The 52-year-old was said to be an auditor at the Abakaliki, Ebonyi State office of the company. The victim, who was said to be on leave, had reportedly decided to spend the leave with his wife and children at their house in the Ota area.
Peter had a disagreement with some neighbours, at another site belonging to him, over generator fumes. He was reportedly protesting the alleged refusal of the neighbours to turn off the generator when he was stoned to death. His widow, Oluwafunmilayo Ayole, explained that the incident happened on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.