A middle-aged man suspected to be a ritualist has been set ablaze in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
The suspect, it was gathered was killed and set ablaze on Friday morning.
Eyewitness accounts revealed that he was apprehended by angry residents of Ashi, Bodija, and Akobo for allegedly turning two students of Bashorun Ojoo High School into tubers of yam at the front school.
All efforts made by the residents to prevail on him to turn them back proved to be abortive and his inability to provide concrete answers made the angry residents set him ablaze.
After he was set ablaze, his charred remains were later dumped at the front of the school fence.
The man was tied with roped with two tubers of yam placed before him. It was however unclear if he turned the students into the tubers as teachers at the school refused to comment on the incident.
All efforts to get a reaction from the Public Relations Officer of the state police command, Adewale Osifeso, also proved abortive as several calls put through his mobile phone were not answered.