A suspected kidnapper posing as a mentally-deranged man in Molete, Ibabdan, has died after he jumped off a bridge while trying to escape an angry mob.

It was learnt that the man was reportedly sighted receiving a package from unidentified persons in a private vehicle on the Molete overhead bridge on Tuesday, February 15. 

An eyewitness told the Nigerian Tribune that an angry mob confronted the man after the vehicle zooned off, beat him and set him ablaze.

However, in an attempt to escape, the suspect jumped off the bridge and died from the injuries he sustained.

The eyewitness noted that the items received from the suspect included a N7 million cheque, iPhone and cutlass.

“I was in my shop under the bridge this afternoon when we suddenly saw the mentally-deranged man jump down from the bridge after he had been set ablaze by the mob. I didn’t know what transpired between them on the bridge but I saw him when he jumped down with fire burning on his body. The mob was seen pouring petrol on the victim while he was seen rolling in pain on the ground.

“I am not in support of jungle justice because we are not sure if anything suspicious was truly seen on him but the mob claimed a cheque of N7 million and iPhone was seen after searching his body.” the witness told Tribune.

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