Mob set ablaze 55 year old man over alleged suspected kidnapper in Okene

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A mentally disorder Man has been killed by mob after he was accused of abducting children by diabolic means Okene, Okene Local Government Area of Kogi state.

It was gathered that the mob paraded the man in the Okengwe axis of the local government, on the streets before burning him to ashes.

Source who witnessed the incident said they tied the man’s two hands and beat him seriously before dragging him to Okengwe where he was set ablazed by the mob.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of Okene Local Government Area of Kogi State, Abdulrazaq Muhammad has ordered the arrest of masterminds of the killing of a man with mental disorder.

In a press statement received by the Council Chairman on Tuesday described the masterminds as criminals who took the laws into their hands without allowing law enforcement agencies to handle the situation.

The chairman therefore directed security agencies to carry out investigation on the unfortunate incidence while the District head of Okengwe, some ward heads and community leaders were invited to make statements for their negligence of responsibilities.

“However, preliminary investigations indicate that the information that led to the murder of the man was fake. Further investigation will revealed the identities of all those who masterminded the jungle justice and will be arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law.

“Youths of Okene local government and the general public are hereby cautioned on the spread of fake news. People are advised to verify every security information and reports same to government for appropriate action.”

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