Mob kills Keke rider wrongly charged with a crime of stealing phone, throws body in lagoon (Lagos)

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..

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