A man suspected to be suffering insanity, was beaten to a pulp by some angry residents of Osogbo, Osun State, on Wednesday for allegedly molesting a woman.
The incident happened around 10am along Gbongan/Osogbo road.
The suspect had poured a liquid of alcoholic drink on the woman, which caused her not to see properly before the slipped hands under her dress, molesting her.
It was learnt that passers-by, who witnessed what had happened descended on the suspect and beat him up, leaving him with a disfigured face.
It was further learnt that while beating him, two mobile phones and an undisclosed amount of cash was found on the suspect, who later identified self as Olu.
Giving an eyewitness account of what transpired between the suspect and the victim, a passer-by simply identified as Jide said, “the incident happened around 10am. The man looks like someone suffering insanity and he had bottle of Captain Jack in his hand and poured little quantity into a cup.
“He then splashed the alcohol on the woman’s face. Immediately the alcohol hit her face, the woman could not see well again and the suspect held her and put his hand under the woman’s dress and began to fondle her.
“That act made people to immediately rushed to the scene and freed the victim and started beaten him. Two mobile phones and some amount of money was found on him. Some police operatives later arrived the scene and took him away in their vehicle.”
The assistant spokesperson of police in the state, Theophilus Adekola, when contacted said he has not been briefed about the incident.