By Michael Ofulue, Osogbo
A middle aged man, escaped being lynched by an irate mob while allegedly forcefully fondling and inserting his fingers in the private part of a married woman around Gold area in Osogbo, the Osun state capital.
The Hope Metro gathered that the suspect was caught in the act and apprehended by residents of the area.
The suspect, according to reports was said to have poured some alcoholic substance on the woman’s face before grabbing her and inserting his fingers in her vaginal.
It was learnt that it took the intervention of commercial motorcyclists, who were around the scene to save the woman from the grip of the suspect.
After he was apprehended, the suspect who was beaten to stupor, later identified himself as Olu.
Some amounts of money, both local and foreign currencies, as well as two mobile phones, three SIM cards were reportedly found on him when he was searched.
Residents of the area said they saw him roaming aimlessly in the early hours of the day and suspected his movement and began to monitor him
According to an eye witness who identified himself as Eniola, the people around the area were surprised by the action of the suspect.
Eniola explained, “This morning around 9a.m, we saw the guy roaming aimlessly around the area.
“He, then suddenly approached a woman who was innocently passing by, poured Captain Jack gin on her face, grabbed her and started fingering her.
“The woman, after regaining her strength, pushed him and held him down, calling on the people around the scene to come to her aid.”
He added that the suspect was beaten blue and black and almost lynched before the police rescued him and whisked him away from the mob.
Another resident, who witnessed the incident, Mrs Yemisi Korede corroborated Eniola’s story, adding that the suspect did same thing to a woman about two months ago at Igbona, Osogbo.
Korede added that the suspect descended on the woman and attempted to finger her before she was rescued.
It was gathered that the suspect had been seen on the streets of Osogbo, roaming around like a mad man for the past two years.
Efforts to reach the police Public Relations Officer, Yemi Opalola, proved abortive as her phone was not reachable.
However, a competent police source who confirmed the incident, but craved anonymity, said the suspect escaped being killed by the irate mob.
He said the suspect has been handed over to the