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Three community leaders arrested for beating robber to death in Lagos

Three community leaders in the Ikotun area of Lagos state have been arrested by the police for lynching a suspected burglar.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.

The community leaders arrested include Sakariyau Biliaminu, 66; John Adeyemi, 77; and Gabriel Ajayi, 55.

Adejobi said the three suspects have some questions to answer pertaining to the killing of the suspect in a jungle justice manner.

The Police PRO said, “The burglar had gained entrance into the room of one Mrs Adeyemi Opeyemi, f, of No 2, Asalu Bus Stop, off Abaranje Road, Ikotun, Lagos in attempt to rob her but she raised alarm and the burglar escaped into the street, when some members of the community apprehended and beat him to death.”

According to him, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, condemned the act of jungle justice meted on the suspect and vowed to kick against such in the state.

Odumosu reportedly said jungle justice was becoming rampant and such was inimical to the collective efforts to improve on the Criminal Justice System of the state.

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