Ibadan: Herbalist’s house burnt down over ‘ritual killing’ of boy in Akobo

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A house on fire. File photo

Still reeling in the rage that led to the lynching of a man and setting ablaze of a herbalist caught with dismembered body of yet to be identified boy, on Sunday, the angry mob on Monday, set on fire a house said to be owned by the herbalist.

The mob had set the herbalist on fire after he was caught with two other accomplices Sunday morning, and while one was lynched, the other was rescued by the Operation Burst personal, who arrived to disperse the crowd.

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A resident told TheDailyLeaks the angry mob mobilised to trace the properties of the herbalist, said to be popularly known as Daddy Firdaus.

TheDailyLeaks also reliably gathered that the mob had located another property, a bakery said to be owned by one of the two people said to be beneficiaries of the ritual killing.

As earlier reported by TheDailyLeaks, the trio, said to be ritual killers, caused chaos in the highbrow area of Ibadan, as residents already moving out of their houses to attend churches for the Sunday service, got perplexed seeing the bestial treatment of the innocent boy.

As the atmosphere immediately wore a sombre look, with a crowd of people gathered, an angry mob who couldn’t control the upsurge of the emotion created, lynched the herbalist, set him on fire and killed one of his two accomplices.

It took the intervention of men of the Operation Burst security personnel who arrived and dispersed the mob that saved the third of the three ritual killers from being killed after jungle justice had been administered on two of them.