A mob in Ibadan, Oyo State has set a suspected robber ablaze on Wednesday, December 16, for allegedly snatching an Android phone.
It was gathered that a two-man gang allegedly A mob in Ibadan, Oyo State has set a suspected robber ablaze on Wednesday, December 16, for allegedly snatching an Android phone.
He snatched a phone and a bag containing some documents from one Tobi Adebayo, a resident of Owode in the Apata area of Ibadan, and fled on their motorcycle.
Tobi was said to have given the robbers a hot chase with his car until they entered a pothole, lost control of the motorcycle, and fell off opposite the state office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, on the State Secretariat-Mokola road.
One of the suspects died on the spot while his accomplice who was badly injured was beaten and set ablaze by the mob.
Spokesperson of the Oyo State Police Command, Olugbenga Fadeyi, who confirmed the incident in a statement said the mob had already lynched the injured robber before the arrival of the DPO at the scene.
A part of the statement released by the Police reads:
”One Adebayo Tobi, 27years old, of plot 4, Owode Apata, Ibadan was robbed at Favours area, Awolowo, Bodija, Ibadan of his Vivo 400 android phone and a bag containing some papers by two Okada robbers.
”At the receipt of the information, the DPO, Agodi moved to the scene, but before his arrival, the injured robber had been set ablaze by the mob numbering up to 200. Meanwhile, the effort is still on to remove the corpses to the morgue. An investigation has commenced into the incident.”