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Street party turns tragic as one dies

A driver was rescued from lynching by the police after he knocked down two youths with his car.

This incident happened during a street party at the Oko-Oba area of Ogun State on Thursday, August 22.

However, one of the youths, identified as Ayomide Olanrewaju died shortly after he was rushed to a hospital, the Nation reports.

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A mob immediately descended on the car driver and almost lynched him. Fortunately, the police intervened and arrested the suspect.

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The protesters stormed the police station demanding that the suspect be released to them for punishment, but the police would not yield.

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Confirming the incident, police spokesman, Elkanah Bala said the case had been transferred to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation Department.

He said: There was a neighbourhood party held in the area during which the suspect was said to have hit two youths with his car and one of them later died at a hospital.

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“The suspect has since been transferred to the homicide Section of SCID, where he is being detained for further investigation.’’

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