Motorcyclist set ablaze in Jigawa after false accusation
A motorcyclist was set ablaze at Babaldu village in B/Kudu local Government area of Jigawa State by suspected hoodlums.
The suspects set the man identified as Aliyu Ya’u of Birnin Kudu town on fire after accusing him of stealing a motorcycle.
ASP Lawan Shiisu Adam, Police spokesman confirmed the incident to the press.
He said the incident happened on Thursday at about 80:00pm at Babaldu village.
He explained that Mr. Aliyu was accused of stolen Boxer Motorcycle at Babaldu village, the suspected thief was therefore chased by a mob, killed and set ablaze.
Adam said police investigation, however, revealed that the incident occurred when the deceased was on his way from his farm in Ningi, mistakenly taking another person’s motorcycle leaving his own.
“As a result, the owners of the motorcycle chased the suspect down, killed and set him ablaze instantly”
“The Police recovered the two Boxer Motorcycles, one with reg no. LAR 603U, while the other one without registration no”
He said six persons were arrested in connection with the mob action while the case has been transferred to the SCIID for discrete investigation.