A mentally-deranged man, who is suspected to be a kidnapper jumped to his death in Molete area of Ibadan while trying to escape an angry mob that had set him ablaze.
Earlier before the incident, the suspect was reportedly sighted receiving a package from unidentified persons in a private vehicle on the Molete overhead bridge on Tuesday.
The suspected kidnapper was accosted after the vehicle zoomed off, beaten and set ablaze by the mob.
According to Nigerian Tribune, an eyewitness, who doesn’t want his name in print said that the suspect jumped down the flyover in an attempt to escape from the mob and died from injuries sustained.
The eyewitness added that some items recovered from the deceased prompted the attack on him by the mob. The eyewitness listed the items to include N7 million cheque, iPhone and cutlass.
“I was in my shop under the bridge this afternoon when we suddenly saw the mentally-deranged man jump down from the bridge after he had been set ablaze by the mob. I didn’t know what transpired between them on the bridge but I saw him when he jumped down with fire burning on his body.
“The mob was seen pouring petrol on the victim while he was seen rolling in pain on the ground till he finally died.
“I am not in support of jungle justice because we are not sure if anything suspicious was truly seen on him but the mob claimed a cheque of 7 million and iPhone was seen after searching his body,” he said.