Jungle justice: Police arrest suspects for stoning man to death in Ondo

The Ondo State Command has arrested two suspects who allegedly stoned a 35-year-old man, Olorunfemi Tope, to death in Akure.


Recall that an angry mob on Monday April 10, stoned Tope to death, when his alleged reckless driving caused an accident that left two persons dead and six others injured. injured. 


The late Tope was said to have allegedly rammed into commercial motorcycles with their passengers along Ijoka road, by Sunday bus stop, Akure, in Ondo state capital.


Irate mob stoned Tope to death and set his car ablaze.


Spokesperson of the command, SP Olufunmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, who confirmed the development on Tuesday, said police detectives have arrested two suspects in connection with the jungle justice. 


Odunlami-Omisanya stated that one of the two arrested suspects allegedly masterminded the burning of Tope’s car.


The PPRO, who said that the suspects would be charged to court for murder and arson, appealed to members of the public never to take laws into their own hands.


“We need to see ourselves as one and love each other. We should first see ourselves as human beings before becoming either a commercial motorcyclist, policeman or any other professional. As of now, no one can confirm if the dead young man in question was an internet fraudster,” the spokesperson stated.


“Rather than people around to have helped when the accident happened, some resolved to jungle justice by killing the young man and setting his car ablaze. We need to refrain from engaging in jungle justice, shun hearsay and report any incident to the nearby police station so that there will be peace in our community.”

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