April 11, 2017 – Picture Of 2 Police Officers Mistaken For Kidnappers Beaten To Stupor In Ibillo, Akoko Edo Ondo State While Trying To Arrest Fleeing Politician
2 Police officers got the beatings of their lives yesterday after a mob descended on them when a man trying to evade arrest identified them as kidnappers.
The unidentified officers serving in the Ondo State Police command would have been burnt to death if not the quick intervention of some elders in Ibillo, Akoko Edo LGA of Ondo state.
Trouble started when a former council Chairman, Mr Akerejola Folorunsho fled from the officers on patrol.
Suspecting fowl play, the officers chased him to Ibillo. On getting to the community, Akerejola raised a false alarm that the officers were kidnappers wearing police uniform.
Without verifying the identities of the officer, a mob beat them up.
A source said some elders in the community quickly intervened and handed the men over to policemen in the community who later identified them as genuine officers.
The battered policemen are currently receiving treatment at the hospital.