By Tola Gbadamosi
The Ondo State Police Command has paraded four murder suspects over their alleged involvement in the murder case of Temitope Olorunfemi, a suspected fraudster, who was lynched in Akure last week.
Parading the suspects on Monday at the Police Headquarters in Akure, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya said some of the assailants involved in the incident have been arrested.
She said the command arrested seven people, but parading four principal suspects.
“We want to say this again that jungle justice is illegal, and it is against the law. There is a reason why we have police force and if any issues like this come on board, we should be thinking of rescuing the victims by taking them to the nearest hospital for first aid.
“It is wrong for anybody to take the life of anyone, we should allow the law to take its course.”
Recall that on Easter Monday, last week, mob beat and stoned Temitope Olorunfemi to death after crushing some road users and injuring six others over alleged reckless driving.
After killing the deceased driver, his car, a Toyota Camry (muscle), was also set ablaze by the irate mob in the presence of his wailing parents.
The police boss listed the names of the suspects as follow; Ismaila Durotoye (32), Pelumi Farotimi (42), Samuel Olatunji (20) and Victor Amos (30).
Odunlami-Omisanya, however, said the suspects will be charged to court after completion of investigation for murder and arson and appealed to members of the public not to take laws into their hands.