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Stray Bullet Kills One As Police, Ibadan Youths Clash Over Man Caught With Human Head

A stray bullet said to have been fired by a policeman killed one person in Olomi area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Sunday when mob after a man was allegedly caught by a vigilance group with a human head in the area.

A man identified as Taheed Musiliu, was caught with a cellophane bag containing a human head, a mob gathered to lynch the suspect.

A police patrol team, however, arrived the scene to prevent the mob from killing the suspect preferring rather to arrest the man for interrogation.

The mob, however, protested the police action by preventing the patrol team to take away the suspect.

It was gathered that the police patrol team fired tear gas canister to disperse the mob after they blocked all the street gates leading to the scene.

But the mob were adamant on executing jungle justice on the suspect. This led to commotion when the mob became confrontational and attacked the police.

Dangerous weapons were said to have been used to attack the police team while their van was vandalised.

All the gates leading to the area were said to have been locked by the mob to ensure that the suspect was not taken away by the police.

However, a bullet fired by one of the policemen hit one person among the mob leading to his death.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the Oyo State Police Command, Adekunle Ajisebutu, who confirmed the incident, said the suspect was eventually taken to police custody for interrogation.

- Punch

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