Angry mob lynch suspected kidnapper in Lagos
A man suspected to be a kidnapper has been
lynched by an angry mob in Lagos.
Although the incident occurred at Coker bus stop,
Orile Iganmu on Tuesday morning, the man who
was beaten to a pulp died Wednesday.
It was learnt that the mob descended on the man
after he was found with two school children who
Although no one could produce the children he
allegedly abducted, the crowd stripped the man
naked, hitting him with stones and sticks.
Having beaten the man to comma with his blood
littering the ground, the crowd in a bit to set him
ablaze, hung a tyre round his neck, while others
took horrid photographs of the helpless man.
However, some passersby who disliked what was
happening contacted the police and a team was
sent to rescue the man.
The unconscious man was rushed to the hospital,
The Nation learnt but he eventually passed on.
An eyewitness who posted some of the obscene
pictures on social media stated that the man was
almost dead when the police got to the scene.
â€œHe was unconscious. He was terribly beaten. They
even scattered his head. The mob claimed that the
man kidnapped two school children. No one knows
â€œI did not see any school kid around and so I canâ€™t
say if the man was a kidnapper. They were about to
burn him when the police came and rescued him.
â€œHe was rushed to the hospital but I heard that he
died this morning (Wednesday),â€ said the source
who gave his name as Blinkz Mick.
When contacted, the state commandâ€™s spokesman,
Joseph Offor, a DSP, condemned the act of
lawlessness displayed by the mob.
He stated that the man was not a kidnapper, adding
that no one has come forward to say it was their
children he attempted to abduct.
â€œYes the man died in the hospital Wednesday. It is
very unfortunate the way people take laws into
their hands. The police could not identify the man
because he was unconscious when he was rescued
from the mob.
â€œThey claimed he was a kidnapper but no one saw
him with any hostage. No one has also come
forward to claim he kidnapped their child.
â€œInvestigation is ongoing in the matter and we will
ensure that all those who participated in that manâ€™s
unfortunate death are brought to justice,â€ said
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