A suspected thief was burnt to loss of life by an indignant mob in Ibadan, Oyo State capital for allegedly snatching motorcycle from an ‘Okada man.’
The incident occurred round 7:20 am on Friday, December 4, on the Mile 110 roundabout finish of the MKO Abiola Way, Ring-Road, Ibadan.
According to an eyewitness, indignant youths chased the 2 robbers from Olomi space the place they’d stolen the motorcycle and finally caught considered one of them round 110 Round About, Odo-Ona space of town. They set him ablaze after beating him with golf equipment, stones and different harmful objects.
It was gathered that the business motorcyclist was shot on movement whereas being pursued by the robbers earlier than youths in the world raised alarm and gave them a sizzling chase.
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, who confirmed the incident, mentioned the 2 robbers had snatched the okada from Olomi space of Ibadan and have been trailed by indignant youths right down to 110 Roundabout.
“The guys were two. They went and snatch okada (motorcycle) at Olomi area of Ibadan. And they were on the trail, they were caught at that Round About there, 110 Round About, where the mob clamped down on the two of them.” he mentioned.
“One escaped and the other one was not lucky, and they beat him to death. And set him ablaze there. The motorcycle has been recovered to the Oluyole Police station and the Divisional Police Officer ( DPO) is making frantic efforts to meet with the Ministry of Environment to evacuate the corpse to the mortuary, while investigation has commenced on the matter.” he added.