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Angry mob set suspected thieves ablaze at Oyo Government Secretariat

by Mustapha Olamide
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A man whose identity has not been revealed has been killed and subsequently set aflame in Ibadan, the Oyo capital .

Another man was also killed after they were nabbed by some angry residents of Ibadan.

It was reported that the duo were killed after they allegedly robbed a 27-year-old man of his property on Wednesday.

It was gathered that the duo snatched a mobile telephone and a sum of 5 million naira (N5m) from the person .

One of the suspects was set aflame by angry youths along Parliament Road, Agodi, Ibadan.

The second suspect was also lynched to death by the youths within the community.

The duo allegedly robbed the person in his car at about 6pm round the Agodi Secretariat.

Items collected from the victim included a mobile telephone and therefore the sum of 5 million Naira.

The suspects were later chased by some members of the general public when the victim raised an alarm.
One of the thieves was set aflame after being killed.

The corpse of the opposite was left lying by the road.

Public Relations Officer of the state Police command, Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi confirmed the incident to on Thursday.

Fadeyi during a statement said, “One Adebayo Tobi 27 years old was robbed at Favours area Awolowo Bodija of his Vivo 400 android phone and a bag containing some papers by two Okada robbers.

“Sequel to the present , he immediately pursed then together with his Toyota Corolla car along Dandaru Road, opposite INEC office where the hoodlums suddenly entered into a pothole and lost control of the bike and fell off.

“One of them died instantly while the opposite sustained varying degree of injuries.

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