Update: Two Arrested For K!lling ‘Yahoo Boy’ In Akure. To Be Charged For Murder, Arson



Two suspects who allegedly stoned a 35-year-old man, Olorunfemi Tope, to death in Akure have been arrested.

The Ondo State Police Command confirmed this on Tuesday.

Tope was killed by an angry mob for alleged reckless driving leading to a road crash that occurred in the Ijoka Area of Akure, the state capital.

The accident resulted in the death of two persons while six were injured.

The Irate mob had allegedly beaten and stoned Tope to death and set his car ablaze.

The state police command spokesperson, SP Funmi Odunlami-Omisanya, while featuring on a live radio programme on Tuesday, said police detectives had arrested two suspects over their allegedly jungle justice meted out on Tope.

The programme, monitored by a NAN Correspondent in Akure, quoted the PPRO as saying that one of the two arrested suspects allegedly masterminded the burning of Tope’s car.

The command’s image maker, who said that the suspects would be charged to court for murder and arson, appealed to members of the public never to take laws into their hands.

“We need to see ourselves as one and love each other. We should first see ourselves as human beings before becoming either a commercial motorcyclist, policeman or any other professionals.

“As of now, no one can confirm if the dead young man in question was an internet fraudster.

“Rather than people around to have helped when the accident happened, some resolved to jungle justice by killing the young man and setting his car ablaze.

“We need to refrain from engaging in jungle justice, shun hearsay and report any incident to nearby police station so that there will be peace in our community,” she said.

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