A man said to be in his late 20’s was almost beaten to death for allegedly stealing a motorcycle yesterday at Sango Sunday market, Ogun state.
They almost burnt him alive (characteristics of jungle justice in Nigeria) but beaten to an inch of his life, stripped butt naked and was discarded like a bloody mannequin sitting at Sango roadside.
When policemen came to investigate the incident, they saw his bloodied form and left without arresting him because, according to them, they didn’t have money to wash the van if he stained their van with his blood.
This is how Muideen, an eyewitness described the bloody incident:
” I came here to buy Ram, suddenly I saw people shouting thief thief running towards my direction, I saw a man who should be in his late 20s riding away on a chinjeg machine popularly.
He was riding ferociously towards Basin from Sango, owing to the hot chase, he lost control and fell down from the Okada.
He was pounced on beaten mercilessly, dangerous weapons like axe, burning stick among others were used to beat him to stupor.
He was however rescued by men of the Mobile Police force who prevented him from being lynched.
At the time of filing this report 1 hour after he was rescued by the police, he’s yet to be taken to the hospital, rather he was left on the road side to the chagrin of passersby.
The most annoying part is police officers leaving him seated on the street for more than 1 hour, on the guise that his blood will stain van & they have no money for car wash.
They refused to evacuate him until someone contacted the DPO, who scolded them profusely before they eventually evacuated him.
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