Some Residents of Ilara Mokin, in the Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State, on Sunday reportedly beat up a Divisional Police Officer in the town, Mr Wole Ogodo.
DPO Ogodo was attacked and beaten up while trying to calm the angry protesters.
This followed the death of two members of the community who were crushed to death by a commercial bus, Punch reports.
It was learnt that the accident stirred protest from youths of the community as they allegedly set the bus ablaze and attacked security agents in the area.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Femi Joseph, confirming the incident to reporters at the scene said the protesters who attacked the DPO would be prosecuted for taking laws into their hands.
He said, “ There was a fatal accident which claimed two lives, but the people of the community were unruly as they burnt down the vehicle and as the DPO was trying to prevent them from burning the vehicle, they overpowered him and seriously assaulted him.
“However, we have begun our investigation and we will still arrest those that set the bus ablaze and those that beat the DPO because they have committed another offence. Normalcy has been restored to the expressway.”