Charles Nwoke, Oyo, Nigeria
December 29, 2020
Photo courtesy of local sources, fair use.
One suspected abductor was yesterday, murdered and burnt to death at Mufu Lanihun area of Oke-Ado, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.
Two other persons believed to be his accomplice, however, escaped being lynched by the angry youths who gave them a hot chase but they ran away.
Sources who witnessed the horrible event narrated that the suspected kidnappers
were caught while trying to abduct a four-year-old boy living in the community. He said the kidnappers lured some kids in the area by backing a doll, which attracted them. Some residents, however, raised the alarm after suspecting the movement of the three alleged criminals.
An eyewitnesses spoke with the press on the condition of anonymity”
“It happened around 9:00 a.m., the kidnappers were seen roaming the street with a doll at their back, before a resident who identified the child raised the alarm while they were trying to take away the boy.”
We learned that one of the suspects was caught while they tried to run away from the scene, though the others escaped with wounds. ₦250,000 (two hundred and fifty thousand naira) sum was reportedly found on the suspect before he was killed and then set ablaze,” said the witness.
In another development, an unknown commercial tricycle operator generally referred to as Keke was equally burnt to death by an irate mob in Ughelli, headquarters of Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State, during an unsuccessful attempt to allegedly kidnap three children.
The ugly incident, which occurred last Monday, resulted in the redemption of the children at the Iwhrenene area of Ughelli following a failed attempt by the suspect to flee from the angry mob.
Eyewitnesses at the scene of the incident who does not want his name to be mentioned said the Keke rider had conveyed the children from Emekpa axis of Ughelli to the Afiesere community, but unluckily drove the children to Ughelli, where nemesis caught up with him.
He narrated, “Upon sensing danger, the eldest of the children immediately jumped out of the moving tricycle and screamed for help, while the suspect tried fleeing with the other two children. The suspect was immediately chased by the mob, which had gathered following an alert raised by local vigilante operatives at Afiesere and Ekuigbo communities leading to his arrest at Iwhrenene community junction where he was immediately set ablaze.”