By Tola Gbadamosi
The timely intervention of police men prevented a clash between commercial motorcyclists and aggrieved relations of Temitope Olorunfemi, while returning from his burial in Ijoka area on Monday.
Our correspondent, who witnessed the burial of Temitope at the Akure South local government cemetery, observed that the intervention of security personnel prevented what would have snowballed into a free for all as the deceased’s friends and relations, on sighting some okada riders attempted to pounce on them. But they were resisted by the security personnel.
Meanwhile, one of the suspects arrested in connection with the lynching of the alleged Yahoo boy, Temitope Olorunfemi, has narrated why he hit the deceased’s head with cement block.
30-year-old painter, Amos Victor from Akure, made the confession on Monday during his parade by the Ondo State Police Command, alongside other suspects at the Command’s Headquarters in Akure.
He said, “I was at the scene where the deceased, (Tope) was lynched. I joined in beating him up, but my involvement didn’t get him killed.
“Initially, I didn’t want to join. I actually wanted to protect him. But when they instructed that anyone who tried to protect him would be beaten and killed as well, that was when I gave him several blows on his head.
“I used my kneel to clamp his head between my legs. Then, he gave me a bite on my leg. I was furios. So, I reached out for a big block which I used to hit his head.”
The suspect claimed he had never seen the deceased before and never knew him.
Meanwhile, the remains of 25-year-old Temitope Olorunfemi, was laid to rest on Monday, at the Akure South local Government burial ground on Monday.
All the suspects are to be arraigned for murder and arson as soon as investigations are completed the Police Public Relations Officer, Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya told journalists at the parade.
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