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  • Updated: April 17, 2023

Ondo: Lynched Victim Buried Amid Outpouring Of Grief

Ondo: Lynched Victim Buried Amid Outpouring Of Grief

Temitope Olorunfemi, the driver who was lynched in Akure, the Ondo State capital on Monday, April 10, 2023, has been buried.

AllNews Nigeria gathered that he was buried on Monday amid tears.

Olorunfemi, who was killed last week by an angry mob in the Ijoka Area of Akure, was buried at his family house on Oda Road in Akure South Local Government Area of the state.

The 25-year-old driver was killed by the mob who allegedly mistook him for an internet fraudster (Yahoo boy) after his car hit no fewer than eight persons.

One of the victims died instantly while six persons sustained life-threatening injuries and are currently in the hospital.

His Toyota Camry was immediately set ablaze by the angry mob.

The Ondo State Command of the Nigeria Police revealed that it has arrested four principal suspects in connection with the killing.

Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, the Police spokesperson in Ondo State, said the principal suspects were among seven others alleged of lynching Olorunfemi on Easter Monday.

Odunlami-Omisanya listed the names of the suspects as Ismaila Durotoye (32), Pelumi Farotimi (42), Samuel Olatunji (20), and Victor Amos (30).

She added the suspects would be arraigned after the police conclude their investigation, noting that they would be charged with murder and arson.

“Unfortunately, these men ought to have helped the deceased but they resorted to jungle justice.

"So, I’m glad to announce to you that seven suspects were arrested and put into custody.

“But we have decided to parade four principal suspects out of them and don’t forget that we have continued to reiterate that jungle justice is illegal.

“It’s wrong to snuff life out of someone or take the laws into your own hands under the guise that such a person has killed someone.

"We are begging the people to allow the law take its course,” she added.

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