The Oyo State Police Command on Monday confirmed the mobs’ action where some angry youths set ablaze two persons in Molete and Oke-Ado area of the Ibadan, the state capital.
According to a release signed by the state’s Police Public Relation Officer, SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, the incidents occurred around 9.am on Monday morning while one of them was rescued by the Amotekun corp members.
The statement reads:
MOB ACTION. Two persons were set a blazed by angry mob both at ASAS Molete and Oke Ado areas of Ibadan today 28/12/2020 at about 0900 hrs, while one other was rescued by Amotekun team, handed to the Police and treated at the Police Clinic Eleyele.
Sequel to this, investigation has commenced into the matter to ascertain the immediate and remote cause of the action of the angry mob.
Notwithstanding, act of jungle justice is condemned in strong term as this has become a recurring decimal in the state.
When allowed to continue unabated, it will degenerate into what all and sundry will not be able to curb thereafter and many innocent lives will be terminated unjustly. Consequent upon this, the Commissioner of Police therefore warns those that are taking laws into their hands should stop forthwith before the long hands of the laws caught up with them.
SP. FADEYI OLUGBENGA, ANIPR. POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, OYO STATE POLICE COMMAND