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Mob Set Suspected Armed Robber Ablaze in Ibadan

There was pandemonium on Friday morning in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital as scores of irate mob set a middle-aged man ablaze for allegedly killing a victim, after snatching a motorcycle from a commercial okada operator in the metropolis.

Out of the two robbers, it was learned that the angry youths who have been chasing the robbers from Olomi area, eventually caught one of them, around 110 Round About, Odo-Ona area of the city, and set him ablaze after hitting him with clubs, stones, and other dangerous objects.

The incident, which occurred around 7.20 am caused a stir, as many onlookers struggled to see the body of the alleged armed robber burning with flames on the ground.

There was a traffic snarl along 110 – Akinyemi -Odo-Ona -Apata road, as motorists were held up in a long queue.

There was no presence of policemen, and other security agencies at the scene of the incident, while the angry mob administered jungle justice on the suspected armed robber.

An eyewitness said one of the robbers had fled, after been chased by the youths.

It was further gathered that the victim of the suspected armed robbers was shot dead on motion while being chased before youths in the area raised alarm and gave them a hot chase.

The state Police Command Public Relations Officer ( PPRO), Olugbenga Fadeyi, a Superintendent of Police ( SP), confirmed the incident when contacted on telephone.

He said the two robbers had snatched an okada ( motorcycle) from the Olomi area of Ibadan Friday morning adding that they were trailed by angry youths down to 110 Round About, where one escaped but the other one was unlucky.

The police spokesperson assured that investigation has commenced on the incident while the okada that was snatched has been moved to the Oluyole police station, Ibadan.

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