The Ondo State Police Command said it has arrested two suspects who allegedly lynched a suspected internet fraudster, Olorunfemi Tope, to death in Akure.
It will be recalled that Tope was killed by angry mob over reckless driving leading to a road crash that occurred in the Ijoka Area of Akure, the state capital.
The accident resulted to the death of two persons and injured six others.
The Irate mob had allegedly beaten and stoned Tope to death and set his car ablaze.
The state police command spokesperson, SP Olufunmilayo Odunlami, while featuring on a live radio programme on Tuesday, said police detectives had arrested two suspects over their allegedly jungle justice meted out on Tope.
The programme, monitored by our Correspondent in Akure, quoted Odunlami as saying that one of the two arrested suspects allegedly masterminded the burning of Tope’s car.
The command’s image maker, who said that the suspects would be charged to court for murder and arson, appealed to members of the public never to take laws into their hands.
“We need to see ourselves as one and love each other. We should first see ourselves as human beings before becoming either a commercial motorcyclist, policeman or any other professionals.
“As of now, no one can confirm if the dead young man in question was an internet fraudster.
“Rather than people around to have helped when the accident happened, some resolved to jungle justice by killing the young man and setting his car ablaze.
“We need to refrain from engaging in jungle justice, shun hearsay and report any incident to nearby police station so that there will be peace in our community,” she said.