Vigilantes Kill Man Over Hairdryer
A hairdryer can kill you literally.
Two members of the Vigilante Service of Ogun State (VSO), Ismaila Jimoh (aka Bintin) and Hassan Olatunde, killed 28-year-old businessman, Tayo Olatunbosun over a hairdryer.
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed that the suspects were being investigated for murder and would be charged to court afterwards.
Jimoh and Olatunde were said to have apprehended Olatunbosun in the Adiyan area of Ogun State on Saturday for allegedly stealing a hairdryer.
They reportedly beat the businessman and then took him to the Agbado Police Station around 10pm.
The police released Olatunbosun, who then went to the hospital where he died on Sunday.
In the wake of the death, angry youths, who claimed the victim was returning from a party when he was arrested, took to the street and vandalised the VSO office.
The mob also reportedly set four motorcycles ablaze.
A police source said the hairdryer purportedly recovered from Olatunbosun was taken to the station.
“By the time the vigilantes brought him to the station with the dryer, he had been seriously injured. He was released to go and treat himself, but he died in the hospital,” the source added.