A student of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), Kwara State, has been apprehended by the police for allegedly beheading a commercial motorcyclist.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Kwara State Police Command, DSP Okasanmi Ajayi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Tuesday, in Ilorin, that police operatives had identified the motorcyclist as one Mohammed Lawal of Oke-Odo, Tanke in Ilorin.
Ajayi said the corpse was seen near a river at Oko-Oba with throat slit.
"Policemen, who arrived at the scene met a mob beating the suspect, a UNILORIN student," he said.
The spokesman said the corpse had been evacuated and taken to a morgue, adding that investigation into the incident had commenced.
Meanwhile, a resident of Tanke told NAN that skirmishes had erupted between some commercial motorcyclists and policemen with the motorcyclists throwing stones on policemen.
The resident, who identified herself as Iya Shakira, told NAN that people had to close their shops and run for cover as the policemen dispersed the mob with teargas.
An official of the UNILORIN, who pleaded anonymity, confirmed that the suspect was a law student of the institution.
The official told NAN that the student claimed that he went to the bush where the body was found to study.
According to him, the suspect is currently receiving treatment at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital for injuries sustained during a mob attack.
© Pakistan Press International, source Asianet-Pakistan