Man burnt to death in Ibadan
Some youths in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, yesterday mobbed two men, accusing them of being ritualists. One of the men was burnt to death, but the other was rescued by the police. The incidents occurred at two locations. At Oke-Ado, a man suspected to be mentally-ill was set ablaze. When we visited the scene, ashes littered the floor. It was learnt that man’s body was taken away by anti-riot policemen. One of the youths was arrested. A source, who pleaded for anonymity, said the man was roaming around the market when some youths stopped and searched him. He said a pistol, foreign currencies and ATM cards were found on the man. Traders hastily locked their shops and ran away when policemen returned to the area some minutes after the man’s remains were taken away. Eight people were arrested in connection with the incident. A suspected kidnapper was mobbed at Queens Cinema area. He was almost set ablaze, but for the quick intervention of the police, who dispersed the mob and took him away. Confirming the incidents, police spokesperson Olabisi Ilobanafor said three Identity Cards with different names, N11,600 and 42 SIM cards were found on the man rescued at Queens Cinema. She warned the public against taking the laws into their hands, urging them to report suspects to security agents.