A suspected serial armed robber and rapist who had been on the police’s wanted list for a while met his demise on Wednesday, when he was brutally murdered by a mob at the Adagbada/Areola neighborhood in Apete, Ibadan, Oyo State.
After breaking into a home at around 4 am and robbing two women of their phones and money, the suspect was attacked by the mob.
Not only that, but he was also accused of locking one of the women in a bathroom and telling the other to lay down so he could rape her.
He had no idea that the woman he had locked up had managed to escape and had called the neighbors.
This made the neighbours to come together to prevent the suspect from succeeding in his move.
Thenewsbearer reports that immediately the suspect knew he had been exposed, he made an attempt to escape, but was caught by sympathisers who joined in the race after him.
A credible source who craved anonymity said that the suspect threw the phones he forcefully took from his victims over the fence of a building, from where they eventually recovered by the police in Apete Division.
A crowd which had gathered descended on him until he was beaten to death.
Early in the morning, many residents from adjoining communities in Apete gathered to watch the suspect’s lifeless body, while many of them who were privy to his past criminal activities started jubilations.
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In an interview with some of the residents, they told Thenewsbearer of how they lived in fear because of the activities of the slain suspect.
They disclosed that the suspect was always armed with cutlass, which made many ladies to fall victims out of fear of being killed.
They said he used to act as if he came for operation with other gang members, with him barking orders and asking them to bring his gun if the victim he wanted to rape did not give in easily.
According to the sources, sometimes, he would lock up residents in an invaded house and take his victim outside the building to rape.
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Thenewsbearer also learnt that he once raped a lady who was with her fiance after locking up the man.
His acts were said to have been ongoing for about five years.
Things came to a head in 2022 when he raped a virgin, a situation which made many to cry in sympathy with the victim.
He was on the prowl three weeks ago before he met his death on Wednesday.
The corpse was recovered by the police in Apete Division and taken to Adeoyo State Hospital to be deposited in the mortuary.
No statement from the Police on the incident as of the time of filing this report.