The Ondo State Police Command, on Tuesday, said it had arrested two suspects who allegedly stoned a 35-year-old driver, Tope Olorunfemi, to death in Akure.
On Monday, a mob stoned Olorunfemi to death when his ‘reckless’ driving caused an accident that resulted in the death of two persons and injured six others.
The late Olorunfemi was said to have rammed into about five commercial motorcycles with their passengers along Ijoka road by Sunday Bus Stop, Akure, Ondo state capital.
The mob had allegedly beaten and stoned him and set his car ablaze.
But the state police command spokesperson, Olufunmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, while featuring on a live radio programme on Tuesday, said police detectives had arrested two suspects over their alleged jungle justice meted out on the driver.
Odunlami-Omisanya said one of the two arrested suspects allegedly masterminded the burning of Mr Olorunfemi’s car.
The command’s image maker, who said the suspects would be charged to court for murder and arson, appealed to members of the public never to take laws into their hands.
“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 a nearby police station so that there will be peace in our community,” she said.