The incident occurred in Saje/Kugba area of Abeokuta.
A suspected kidnapper was on Tuesday set ablaze by a mob in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
The deceased was accused of hypnotizing a lady and attempting to kidnap her.
The incident occurred in Saje/Kugba area of Abeokuta. The suspect was alleged to have sprayed a strange perfume on a lady who instantly started behaving strangely.
A witness who identified himself as Godwin told journalists that the development attracted residents of the area.
He added that the suspect, who was not a resident of the area, was asked by the gathering mob to bring his victim back to normal, but could not. This led to the mob pouncing on him and setting him ablaze.
Godwin said the suspect had been noticed in the area in the last two days but no one was sure where he came from.
“We have been seen him around here since Sunday but we thought he has come to celebrate the Easter festival with someone in the area. This evening, around 6:35 p.m., we were here (pointing at a bar) relaxing after the hectic work today. You know that most of us in this area are into gravel and granite business, so we were chatting,” he said.
“As we were here, we just heard the noise from the bridge side and before we could know what happened, people have bombarded the area and the man was pinned down by some boys. We enquired for his offence and we were told that he sprayed a perfume into the eyes of a lady, whom we met wriggling in pains and behaving abnormally. He was asked to give the young girl the solution which he did not provide.
“The action infuriated the boys who were still worried over some of the boys arrested yesterday by the police at Ijaiye area. So, they decided to give him their judgment instantly before the arrival of the police,” Godwin narrated.
Other witnesses said the lady, a secondary school student, was walking on the street with her elder sister when the suspect accosted them to ask for direction to a street.
When a PREMUM TIMES correspondent visited the area on Tuesday night, it was learnt that the girl was yet to regain her sanity and was taken away by some relatives.
Security officials were seen in the area while the burnt corpse had been taken to a mortuary in Ijaiye.
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