OduduwaNews has just gathered that men of Nigerian Police Force had arrested a man in Owo area of Ondo State while he was about to be lynched by aggrieved voters who alleged him of attempted vote-buying.
The unidentified man, who claimed to be an election observer at Ward 4, Polling Unit 15, Shagari Market along the Owo-Benin Highway, was accused of approaching voters to sell their votes when he was reportedly attacked.
The Commissioner of Police in charge of Owo and Ose Local Government Areas, Abutu Yaro, told reporters that the man was rescued while his accomplice fled the scene.
Yaro said, “The man was arrested by the mob and the mob was even trying to lynch him, they had already torn his clothes, you can see him looking tattered already.
“Then, we ran into them. That was when they stopped the attempt to lynch him.
“In fact, at the time we picked him, his second, who was in another car, took off.
“The proactive measure adopted by the members of the public was what saved the situation.