The mother from Ondo watched in helplessness as a mob set her son ablaze.
On Easter Monday, an Uber driver named Tope Olorunfemi was attacked by a mob and killed in Ijoka, Akure, Ondo State. He was accused of being an internet fraudster or ‘Yahoo boy’ and was beaten with stones and sticks by the bloodthirsty mob. The crowd also attempted to burn Tope and his mother alive. Tope’s car had earlier killed two people and injured others along Ijoka Road. The crowd attacked Tope after allegedly finding some items in his car, including ingredients for money rituals. Tope’s mother and wife denied the allegations and appealed to security agents to arrest the perpetrators of the crime. Tope’s mother stated that her son was an easy-going person who decided to do Uber after finishing school. She called for justice for her son and asked the government to bring those who killed her son to book.