Mob sets man ablaze for allegedly turning two students to yam


A middle-aged man suspected to be a ritualist has been set ablaze for allegedly turned two students into yams in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

It was gathered that the suspect, whose name could not be ascertained, was killed and set ablaze on Friday.


He was arrested by the angry residents of Ashi, Bodija, and Akobo for allegedly turning two students of Bashorun Ojoo High School into tubers of yam, which occurred at the front of the school.

Sources said that the man was arrested when it was discovered that he turned the students into tubers of yam.

All efforts made by the residents to prevail on him to turn them back proved to be abortive.

The man, according to sources who claimed anonymity, was tied with ropes and interrogated. His inability to provide concrete answers made the angry residents set him ablaze. The remains of the suspect were later dumped at the front of the school fence.

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When visited the school a few minutes after the incident, it was observed that the remains of the suspect are still lying on the same spot.

In a video circulating online, the man was tied with roped with two tubers of yam placed before him. It was however unclear if he actually turned the students into the tubers as teachers at the school refused to comment on the incident.

None of the residents in the area was also ready to speak when visited the area.

All efforts made by INDEPENDENT to get a reaction from the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Oyo State Command, Adewale Osifeso, also proved abortive as several calls put through his mobile phone were not answered. (Daily Independent)


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