The suspected thieves
Two suspected thieves have been set ablaze by an irate mob in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, for allegedly snatching a motorbike.
The incident occurred at 6:45 am, on Thursday, June 23, at Ijokodo, alongside the Sango-Eleyele expressway.
An eyewitness, who recognized himself as Dada Baloga informed Tribune On-line that the suspects allegedly snatched a motorbike at Ologuneru space of Ido Native Authorities within the early hours of Thursday.
“This morning we heard that two boys stole a motorcycle and snatched a bag containing an unspecified amount of money around Ologuneru. Some people attacked the boys at Ologuneru, but policemen rescued them,” Baloga narrated.
“By the point some folks following them on business bikes beat and stripped the duo bare round WAEC junction, the policemen that earlier rescued them on the spot of the crime in Ologuneru determined to vacate the scene, thus leaving them on the mercy of the mob.
“Part of the people following them from Ologuneru and some Okada riders overpowered them (suspects) here and were interrogated. They confessed that they came from Agodi Gate area, specialising in stealing motorcycles
“After they turned very weak following the extreme beating, the Okada riders scooped petrol from their tanks and used it to burn them. We known as the police instantly to save lots of the state of affairs, however there was no response.”
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Adewale Osifeso confirmed the incident, saying he would give particulars later.