Hoodlums set man ablaze, injure another, over suspicion of being bike thieves in Ibadan

A yet-to-be-identified man was set ablaze on Tuesday, while another one was seriously injured by hoodlums, who were said to have suspected them of being bike thieves.

It took the interventions of policemen from Ashi and Bodija Divisions to rescue the two attacked persons, during which the mob almost attacked the operatives for trying to rescue its targets.

After curtailing the acts of the mob, the one set ablaze was rushed to the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, by Ashi policemen.

The other person, who claimed ownership of the motorcycle he was riding, was also rushed to a local government hospital after his rescue by the law enforcement agents from Bodija Market Division.

Before he was saved, it was learnt the he was hit with sticks and cudgels, before he was stripped naked and sprinkled with petrol to also set him on fire.

Nigerian Tribune learnt that on police arrival, the attacked man started explaining that he was a bike rider, and had just picked a passenger at Bodija…

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