Mob lynches 26-yr-old man mistaken for thief
A 26-year-old man has been lynched by a mob in Odo-
Olowu, along Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, Lagos, over
allegation of robbery raised by some miscreants.
Gunmen Kill Another Police Orderly In Edo
The deceased, identified as Temitope Adeoye, Vanguard
gathered, was returning home from work in the company
of one of his friends identified simply as Adigwe at about
8.30p.m. on Monday.
They flagged a motorbike at Ijesha, heading for Cele Bus
Stop, along the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway.
However, on reaching Odo-Olowu Bus Stop the
commercial motorcyclist reportedly stopped to collect the
fare from his passengers, in order to avoid being
harassed by motor park louts at Cele.
It was gathered that said immediately late Adeoye
alighted to allow his friend bring the money out from his
pocket, a commercial bus drove to where they were and
accused them of being robbers.
Explaining how his colleague was killed, Adigwe said:
“Immediately, they started shouting ‘thief!’ Three of the
occupants advanced towards us. Adeoye took to his
heels, while I jumped back on the okada , which sped off.
“They chased Adeoye, caught up with him and hacked
him to death. When we got to Cele Bus Stop, I contacted
our colleagues, who were coming through same direction
to look out for Adeoye.
“They advised me to report to the nearest Police station,
which was at Cele Bus Stop. From there, I was directed to
Ijeshatedo Police Station, where the DPO instructed that I
should be detained, accusing me of robbery.
“While I was writing my statement, two of the men that
attacked us came to the station. One of them had an
injury he sustained during the struggle with Adeoye. The
DPO who apparently suspected him, asked that he should
be detained as well.
“When it was midnight, the DPO said we should all be
transferred to Panti. But as we were collecting our
belongings from the counter, the DPO asked one of us
who owned the three phones he was with.
“When he requested to see the phones and ask them the
numbers of each of them, I discovered that the phones
were Adeoye’s. I immediately alerted the DPO. On further
search, my late friend’s wristwatch was also found on
A relative of the deceased, Yusuf Tijani, who described
the deceased as an amiable person, called on the
Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command,
CP Zubaru Muazu, to ensure that the suspects were
prosecuted and their fleeing accomplices arrested,
wondering why an innocent person would be killed.