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RESIDENTS SET SUSPECTED ARMED ROBBER ABLAZE IN ILE IFE

Ayet-to-be-identified middle-aged man suspected to be an armed robber has been killed and set ablaze in Ile-Ife, Osun State.

This is coming barely ten days after two suspected bike snatchers were killed and set ablaze at Lagere Area, Ile-Ife on December 4, 2020.

It was gathered that the incident happened on Sunday around 10:30 in the morning around Oke-Ogbo, Ilode Area, Ile-Ife.

The suspected armed robber had snatched a motorcycle from a commercial motorcyclist at gunpoint and was pursued by a mob who lynched him to death and set the lifeless body ablaze.

A witness who declined being mentioned told our correspondent that two armed robbers were involved in the motorcycle snatching but one escaped while the other was killed by the mob.

The spokesperson of Osun State Police Command, Mrs Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the incident.

Mrs Opalola said the suspected armed robber was arrested by Okada riders and set ablaze before the police officers arrived the scene.

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