Thursday, 24 April 2014

Mob Set Man Ablaze In Ogun

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There was commotion in Saje area of Abeokuta in Abeokuta North local government area of Ogun State on Tuesday night when an unidentified man was set ablaze by an irate mob.
The incident which occurred somewhere between Kugba and Saje areas attracted many residents and caused a traffic gridlock in the area.

A resident who pleaded anonymity said the man was not resident in the area and though he had been seen around the area for about two days, no one could say anything about where he came from.
“We have been seeing him around here since Sunday but we thought he had come to celebrate the Easter festival with someone in the area.
This evening, around 6:35pm, we were here relaxing and chatting after the day’s hectic work – you know that most of us in this area are into gravel and granite business – I even requested someone to get me a bottle of beer.
“As we were here, we heard the noise from around the bridge and before we could comprehend what was happening, people had bombarded the area and the man was pinned down by some boys. We enquired to know his offence and we were told that he sprayed a perfume into the eyes of a lady, whom we met writhing in pains and behaving abnormally. He was asked to give the young girl the solution which he failed to provide.
“The action infuriated the boys who were still worried over some of the boys arrested yesterday by the police at Ijaiye area so, they decided to give him their judgment instantly before the arrival of the police,” he narrated.
LEADERSHIP gathered that the girl, a secondary school student was in company of her elder sister when the man accosted them and allegedly pretended to be asking for directions when the incident occurred.
Policemen from various police stations were deployed to the area but by which time the mob had dispersed for fear of being arrested, while his victim who was yet to regain consciousness was taken away by some of her relatives.
Meanwhile, the charred remains of the mobbed man has been deposited at the General Hospital Mortuary, Ijaiye, Abeokuta.

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