In a case of jungle justice taken too far, Olamide Omolede, a 22-year-old man, was Monday evening, killed by criminals in Badore, Ajah, Lagos, after he was wrongly
of stealing a mobile phone.
It was gathered that following days of epileptic power supply in the community, Mr Omolede, a tricycle rider, went to a nearby store to charge his handset for a fee.
Later, he left the store for his house. However, after some minutes, a woman whose name had not been given at press time, arrived Mr. Omolede’s house with some criminals, accusing he stole her phone from the charging point. The criminals beat badly/badly injured him to death and threw his body into the lagoon.
A witness, Tunde Afolabi, told the press that the dead person was first paraded half-naked to Iyalaye Store, where the possible theft happened. Afolabi said: “After he eventually died, the tough criminals threw him into the lagoon. But we, concerned people of the community, paid Egun people to help trace the dead body after we heard the event. “The dead body was brought out of the river this morning (yesterday) .” He said the phone, which was reported stolen, was later found with the son of the woman who had accused Mr. Omolede of stealing it.
Victim’s father’s speaks Francis Omolede, the victim’s father, said: “I was called on Monday by my daughter, who informed me that her brother was (charged with a crime) of stealing a phone. “After the tough criminals brought by the woman, who charged him (with a crime) of stealing, eventually killed him, they threw him into the river to avoid traces. “It was later/after that that thephone was found with the son of the woman, who wrongly (charged with a crime)my son.
The Police have arrested the woman and some of the tough criminals who (did something illegal) the act.” Also, the usual head of the community, identified as Baale Jikoji, said the matter would be properly handled. “We have met and we will definitely address the matter,”he promised.Police react The Police officer in charge of the matter, who simply identified himself as Inspector Sunday, told (to people) that proper (act of asking questions and trying to find the truth about something) would be carried out. He said: “We have arrested the woman that (charged with a crime) the victim and some tough criminals that carried out the act. Some of them are still at large, but we will definitely arrest and carry out a proper (act of asking questions and trying to find the truth about something).
” Meanwhile, following Omolede’s death, tricycle riders onBadore-Ajah Road blocked the major road to express their anger over the event. … (not working correctly) phone in Osogbo In a related development, a terrible thing happened at Isale-Osunarea of Osogbo, Osun State, as a tough criminal reportedly shot a young man, Monsuru Lawal, for (claimed to be) selling a not working phone to a lady. It was gathered that the dead sold a second-hand phone to a lady, who reported the matter to the tough criminal, so he will help her retrieve her money.
When they arrived at Isale-Osun area where the dead person was relaxing, the issue chose to/chosen to (because there was no other choice) a fight. The lady was to have insisted on getting back her money, while the dead said he could only afford to repair the phone, which did not go down well with the young lady.
An eyewitness said it was during the argument that the tough criminal, who went with the lady, brought out a gun and shot the dead person. Contacted, Osun State Police Command confirmed the event, saying the issue is still under investigation about State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Folashade Odoro, said Lawal’s dead body has been deposited at the(storage place for dead bodies) of Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, adding that no arrest has been made..