A source, who craved anonymity, revealed that Loni had dispossessed the motorcycle from an unsuspecting commercial motorcyclist in the area, late on Saturday night.
The source, who stated that the suspect has previous records of robbery with the police in Ilesa, disclosed that other commercial motorcyclists who identified him as a thief and were aware of his motorcycle snatching history, carried him away and killed him.
He also stated that the Nigeria Police, A Division, Ayeso, Ilesa was aware of the development and that his corpse had been deposited at a mortuary in Ilesa town.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Osun Police Command, SP Yemisi Opalola confirmed the incident to SOJ WORLDWIDE on Sunday. Opalola said the body of the robber was found at Ireti Ayo along Ijebu-Jesa Road, Ilesa.
“The deceased during his life time happened to be a thief who specialized in stealing of motorcycles in Ilesa. He was said to have been killed by mob action in an attempt to steal a motorcycle parked by the road side.
A team of Police Detectives visited the scene, photograph taken, corpse evacuated and deposited at Wesley Guild Hospital Mortuary, Ilesa.”