Another Suspected Armed Robber Burnt To Death In Ibadan
A suspected armed robber was burnt to death by an angry mob in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state, on Monday.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Olugbemiga Fadeyi, confirmed the tragic incident to journalists in Ibadan.
Fadeyi disclosed that the suspected robber was set on fire at ASAS bus stop in Molete area of the state.
He explained that another robber narrowly escaped being beaten up by an angry mob at Oke Ado area of Ibadan, due to the timely intervention of the security outfit, Amotekun.
“Around 0900 hours on 28/12/2020, one other person was rescued by an Amotekun team and handed over to the police.
“He was treated at the Police Clinic, Eleyele, but one was set ablaze,” Fadeyi said.
The state Police Public Relations Officer said that the Police have begun investigating the matter so as to uncover the reasons behind the mob action.
Fadeyi condemned jungle justice and warned residents against taking the law into their hands.
“Notwithstanding, the act of jungle justice is condemned in strong terms 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 the law into their own hands to stop forthwith before the long hands of the laws catch up with them,” Fadey stated.
The incident follows a similar pattern of jungle justice being carried out by residents of Ibadan in Oyo state.
An angry mob had, earlier, burnt an alleged armed robber alive at the Oyo state Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan, on Wednesday, December 16.
Eye witnesses recounted to newsmen that the two armed robbery suspects stole the mobile telephone set of a certain, Tobi Adebayo, a resident of Owode, Apata, in Ibadan, the state capital.