A mob has reportedly attacked a man, whose identity is still unknown, for allegedly vandalising the Automated Teller Machines of some banks in Ore community in the Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State.
NIGERIACRIME gathered that the angry residents beat the man, suspected to be mentally ill, to a pulp for destroying four ATMs in the commercial town on Monday.
Giving his account, an eyewitness within the community, who does not want to be named, claimed he saw the lifeless body of the victim as blood gushed out of his head.
The source said all attempts to stop the middle-aged man failed as he moved from one AMT to another, causing havoc.
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The eyewitness said the incident happened around 7 pm adding that the mentally derailed man was beaten to stupor until he could not move his body again and was suspected to have died.
According to the eyewitness, “All attempts to stop the man from destroying the ATM failed and he was empowered and given the beating of his life. He was left on the floor after the beating.”
He added that residence fled the scene of the crime for fear of being arrested after discovering the man was no longer breathing.
Reacting to the development, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, said the victim destroyed four ATMs, leading to a mob attack on him.
She said, “Information has it that he destroyed four machines, hence the beating, but he did not die.”