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Mentally Deranged Man Burnt To Death In Oyo State




A man suspected to be mentally deranged was yesterday burnt to death by a mob while another was rescued by policemen.

Two other people were also arrested at the Ibadan Forest of Death by security operatives for allegedly being in possession of incriminating items.

The suspected lunatic was burnt at Oke Ado area, Ibadan, Oyo State by a mob who suspected that he was a kidnapper.

A pistol and an unknown amount of money in foreign currencies were found on the man but the mob took away the items before the arrival of the police.

The second suspected man was nabbed by another mob at Mokola but was rescued by policemen attached to Sango Police Division.


Public relations officer of the state police command, SP Olabisi Ilobanafor who confirmed the two incidents said 42 SIM cards of various networks, three national identity cards bearing various names and N11,600 cash of different denominations were recovered from one of the suspected mad men.

Meanwhile, a suspect Sulaiman Olajide Popoola, 54, who was arrested at the forest for allegedly scavenging at the site, claimed that he came from Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State to the site in search of chicken feed.

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