Following the killing of a 35-year-old man identified as Olorunfemi Tope during a mobbed attacked at Ijoka Area of Akure, the Ondo State capital, the Ondo State Police Command has revealed that the deceased was not an internet fraudster as claimed and reported.
The driver was killed after his vehicle allegedly crushed four people to death on Monday morning.
It was learned that the deceased was allegedly attempting to escape but the people of the area stopped him.
According to an eyewitness, Tolulope was driving a Toyota car along the road and suddenly his Toyota Camry car skidded off its lane to crush the victims who were on commercial motorcycles also known as okada.
It was gathered that the sympathisers who rushed to the scene to rescue the driver found some fetish items inside the vehicle, raising suspension that the driver was a ‘Yahoo boy’.
The sympathisers who were angered by what they saw in the car, descended on the driver and beat him to a coma. and later gave up the ghost. The car of the 35-year-old man was also set ablaze.
In reaction to the incident, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, the State PPRO who confirmed the incident said only two people could be confirmed dead in the fatal incident while the injured were taken to the hospital for treatment.
The PPRO said, “No one can confirm if the young man in question is an internet fraudster. There was an accident that led to the death of a motorcyclist, and rather than people around to help, some resolved to jungle justice by killing the young man who drove the vehicle and set the car ablaze. But for the quick intervention of the police, his parents too would have been killed. In all, two people were confirmed dead while those injured in the accident are currently in the hospital.”