MOB BURNS SUSPECTED CRIMINAL TO DEATH
The suspect was said to have been involved in serial criminal activities in the area.
It was gathered that the irate mob had besieged the Oro police station early yesterday morning demanding for the release of the alleged criminal simply identified as Femi for “proper judgement”.
It was also gathered that the suspect had always been in and out of police detention for several criminal offences in the past.
Eyewitness accounts said that failure of the police to accede to their demand, resulted in melee.
The police thereafter shot into the air to scare and disperse the growing number of unruly people.
The police action, it was gathered, infuriated the people in the community, as they descended on the police station, destroying everything on sight.
It was reported that the situation became uncontrollable for the policemen as the people later took out the suspect, set him ablaze and also burnt the police station.
The action of the irate mob, it was gathered, emanated from death a motorcycle operator on Tuesday.
The sources said that the deceased motorcycle operator (okada) had been tricked by some hoodlums, believed to include Femi, into a bush, collected his motorcycle and later killed him.
Spokesperson of the state police command, Ajayi Okasanmi could not confirm the incident.
@ The Nation