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Police arrest 7 for stoning driver to death



The Police in Ondo State said seven suspects have been arrested for stoning a 35-year-old driver to death on April 10.

Our correspondent recalls that the driver, Olorunfemi Tope had in an accident killed one person and injured others along Ijoka road in Akure.

The driver was subsequently mobbed to death and the video of the incident shared on the internet.

SP Olufunmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, Police spokesperson in the state, told newsmen on Monday in Akure that the seven people were arrested in connection with the incident.

According to Odunlami-Omisanya, out of the seven, Amos Victor, Boboye Ismail, Olatunji Samuel and Farotimi Pelumi, are the principal suspects.

He said that they were among those captured in the video attacking the deceased.

He said that the suspects would be taken to court on charges of arson and murder, after the conclusion of investigation.

“We have said it without number that jungle justice is illegal and against the law.

“When there is an accident our focus is how to rescue the victims by taking them to nearest hospitals for first aid and never take laws into our hands.

“It’s wrong for anybody to snip the life of anybody; we should allow the law to take its course, because it’s not in anybody’s place to kill anyone,” the spokesperson said.

Muftau Ogunyemi

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