The incident which occurred on 7:20 am on Friday, December 4, at the Mile 110 roundabout end of the MKO Abiola Way, Ring-Road, Ibadan, pictured a suspected thief set ablaze by an angry mob for supposedly snatching a motorcycle.
An eye witness said the angry youths chased the two robbers from Olomi area where the theft took place to Mile 110 roundabout, where one of them was caught. They beat him with different objects before being set ablaze.
“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 said.
“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,” said Spokesperson of the State Police Command, SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, confirming the incident.