A yet to be identified man has been reportedly set abalze for allegedly stole an Okada on Friday morning.
The man was burnt to death at the Mile 110 roundabout, end of the MKO Abiola Way, Ring-Road, Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
According to an eyewitness account, the alleged motorcycle thief was chased from an unknown location where he was said to have stolen a motorcycle to the spot.
The eyewitness further disclosed that the said motorcycle was retrieved from him before he was eventually set ablaze by the mob at the scene.
Another eyewitness, who is also a resident of the area, told TribuneOnline that: “We have been at the mercy of the thieves in this area for quite some time now. Though I am not really comfortable with jungle justice, I think it serves him right.”
The statement by Oyo police reads below…
RE: ANGRY MOB SETS SUSPECTED ARMED ROBBER ABLAZE IN IBADAN.
Today 4th December, 2020 about 0730 hrs, information received from the DPO Oluyole revealed that two hoodlums robbed an Okada rider of his TVS motorcycle at Olomi area of Ibadan and took to their heels.
Luck eventually ran out on them and they were cut up by other riders who were on their trail at 110 roundabout area of Odo-Ona Ibadan.
They descended on them before the arrival of the Police and unlesh mayhem on them. One ran away, while one other was beaten to stupor and set ablaze thereafter.
This act of jungle justice which has been common lately was condemned in its totality among Okada riders & any other groups by the Commissioner of Police, CP. Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu, psc and should be viewed with all seriousness, hence situation will degenerate beyond control.
Suspect(s) are supposed to be handed over to the Police for investigation & prosecution to allow dignity in our society.