The Ondo State Police Command has opened up on the incident of a 35-year-old man identified as Olorunfemi Tope, who was killed in a mobbed attack at Ijoka Area of Akure, the Ondo State capital.
The police maintained that the man rumored to be a Yahoo boy was not an internet fraudster.
The deceased driver was mobbed on Monday morning after his vehicle allegedly crushed four people to death. The report has it that the deceased was allegedly attempting to escape but the people of the area stopped him.
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According to an eyewitness, Tolulope was driving a Toyota Camry car along the road, and suddenly his car skidded off its lane to crush the victims who were on commercial motorcycles also known as Okada.
It was gathered that the sympathizers who rushed to the scene to rescue the driver found some fetish items inside the vehicle, raising suspension that the driver was a ‘Yahoo boy’.
Angered by this, they descended on the driver and beat him till he gave up the ghost. The mob also set the car ablaze.
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Reacting to this incident, the Ondo State Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs. Funmilayo Odunlami, who confirmed the incident said only two people could be confirmed dead in the fatal incident while the injured were taken to the hospital for treatment.
The PPRO said, “No one can confirm if the young man in question is an internet fraudster. There was an accident that led to the death of a motorcyclist, and rather than people around to help, some resolved to jungle justice by killing the young man who drove the vehicle and set the car ablaze.
“But for the quick intervention of the police, his parents too would have been killed. In all, two people were confirmed dead while those injured in the accident are currently in the hospital.”