Angry irate mob reportedly set a suspected thief ablaze around Leventis area of Ibadan, Oyo State on Thursday morning.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State, CSP Olugbenga Fadeyi, stated that a mob attacked the suspect after accusing him of stealing and set him ablaze before the police arrived the scene.
He also added that, immediately he got the information, he called the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, in charge of the area, but that the deed was done before the police arrived.
“Immediately I got the information, I called the DPO in charge of the area, but before the arrival of the police patrol team at the scene, the suspect had been set ablaze.
”I will get back to you on the update of what actually happened,” Fadeyi told NAN.