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Nemesis caught up with a young man in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, on Sunday as he attempted to dump a corpse by the riverside.
The incident which occurred at Ureje River along Ikere Road in Ajilosun area of the town at about 6.00 am saw the suspect nearly lynched by an angry mob.
The suspect was saved by the timely arrival of a police patrol team which whisked him and the corpse away from the scene.
Residents at the scene of the incident claimed that the suspect killed the woman and attempted to bolt away before he was apprehended.
The gathering of bystanders and witnesses caused a traffic gridlock till the time the suspect and the corpse were taken away.
A witness said: “The suspect was seen with the woman in the river as early as 6am in the morning and he was accosted by people around.
“He was about to be lynched but the timely arrival of the police who rescued and took him away to their state save him from being killed”.
Another source said “The youngman, believed to be in his early twenties was caught in the act in the river where he killed the woman and was given a hot chase by the people.
“He was running towards the left side of the river and the people alongside policemen went after him before he was apprehended at the other end of the river.”
Men of the Ekiti State Fire Service came to the river to evacuate the corpse of the woman around 8.35 am.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Caleb Ikechukwu, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, confirmed the incident.
He explained that investigation into the incident is ongoing as the suspect is being interrogated on the circumstances surrounding the incident.