Angry residents of Mile 110 roundabout end of the MKO Abiola Way, Ring-Road, Ibadan burnt motorcycle snatcher to death for snatching a motorcycle from a commercial motorcycle rider.
The motorcycle thieves were two in number but one was fortunate to escape. The angry mob however caught one after a hot chase, they set him ablaze after beating him with clubs, stones and other dangerous objects.
An eyewitness account revealed that the commercial motorcyclist was shot on motion while being pursued by the robbers before youths in the area raised alarm and gave them a hot chase.
Confirming the incident in a statement on Friday, December 4, the spokesperson of the State Police Command, SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, reveal that the two robbers had snatched the okada from Olomi area of Ibadan and were trailed by angry youths down to 110 Roundabout.
The statement said:
“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.”
“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.”
See photos from the incident that happened at around 7:20 am on Friday, December 4:
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