As the Ondo Election commences, a man who was about to be lynched by a mob in the Owo area of Ondo State has been rescued by men of the Nigeria Police Force, The Punch reports.

As at the time he was attacked, sources disclosed that the yet to be identified man was accused of approaching voters to sell their votes.

According to the Commissioner of Police in charge of Owo Local Government Area, Abutu Yaro, 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.

“They wanted to mob him because he was there for vote-buying purpose and the voters resisted selling their votes.”