Policeman beaten by mob after following suspected ‘yahoo boys’

Policeman beaten by mob after following suspected 'yahoo boys'

On Friday, a mob attacked a police officer in Osogbo, the capital of Osun state, for harassing young men suspected of being internet fraudsters.

According to reports, the young men were approached by a police patrol team near the LAMECO area on the West Bypass Road, but instead of waiting for the team, they proceeded straight to the Deeper Life area of the same road.

According to an eyewitness, the young men parked in front of their elder brother’s stall, which sells ram near the BOVAS filling station.

According to the source, when the cops caught up with them, they began beating the boys and threatened to shoot them if they did not hand over their phones.

“One of the policemen brought a screwdriver with a view to remove the vehicle’s registration number, one of the youngmen’s relatives sighted him and alerted neighbours in the area.

“Attempt to let the police team release their victims failed and exchange of words lead to a fight between one of the policemen and a relative of the young men, who accused the cop of attempts to kill his younger brothers”.

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