The reason for the murder of the Nigerian businessman who recently relocated to Togo from Dakar, Senegal, according to another Nigerian who posted the incident on Facebook, was that he had reportedly impregnated his girlfriend and had wanted her to terminate the pregnancy but the woman refused, leading to a misunderstanding between them
The angry lady therefore, reported the matter to her brothers who mobilized other youths in the area and they went after the victim. After stripping him naked and beating him to a pulp, the crowd then proceeded to stone him to death.
This is what the friend posted on social media:
"My friend Otto was in my house a day before yesterday. We stayed together, eat and discussed matters on how to move ahead with life just as progressive friends.
On the 30th of June, 2016, he passed the night at my place and woke up to say good bye as he was leaving the next day. At 11 am, when he was yet to return, I called his phone number but it was picked by operatives of the Togolese police force.
I rushed to their security post to find out what happened. On getting there, I was shown a photo of my dear friend lying down lifeless. I made inquiries about what happened and I was given a narrative of how the odd event played out."
"Just that he had a little misunderstanding with his pregnant girlfriend and she planned and gathered all their Togolese brothers to condemn him to death. I heard he was accused of stealing. The woman who caused his death has been crying, regretting that she never planned for him to die.
I am currently living in fear and grief of the evil that befell my best friend."