The unfortunate incident which took place in the early hours of Friday was said to have occurred when the lecturer tried to dodge a trailer.
Mr. Umar knowing the gravity of what he has done ran into the Pupule Police station to take refuge.
However, some angry youths in their hundreds stormed the station and took the lecturer away.
He was beaten to stupor and set ablaze.
The Taraba State Police Command Police Public Relations officer (PPRO), Mr Joseph Kwaji has confirmed the incident.
Investigation into the incident has commenced but no arrest has been made so far.