A mob attacked the parents of a suspected internet fraudster, who allegedly caused a fatal accident that killed seven people at Ijoka Area in Akure, Ondo State. The driver’s name was identified as Olorunfemi Tope, aged 35, according to the police.
Tope was beaten to death by sympathizers who reportedly discovered fetish objects in his vehicle. Ondo State Police Spokesperson, SP Funmilayo Odunlami Omisanya, stated that Tope’s parents were not in the car during the incident but arrived at the scene when their son was being lynched.
Omisanya explained that the mob turned on the parents, and the police intervened to prevent further harm. She clarified that the young man’s status as an internet fraudster has not been verified. She attributed the accident to a fatal crash that killed a motorcyclist, adding that instead of offering assistance, some individuals resorted to jungle justice.
The police officer stated that two people died in the accident, and six others were hospitalized. The parents of the deceased driver were not in the vehicle with their son when they arrived at the scene.