Angry mob set two suspected traffic robbers ablaze around First Rainbow, on the Apapa/Mile 2 Road, Lagos State.
It was gathered that the suspects, armed with different weapons, dispossessed commuters of their valuables, especially those going to work early in the morning.
They also allegedly attacked people returning from work late in the night and during gridlock.
A Twitter user, @AustynZOGS, said two of the suspects were on Sunday reportedly nabbed during an operation. Angry mob beat them to a pulp before setting them ablaze.
He wrote, “This morning, some suspected bike snatchers/traffic robbers were caught & lynched by irate Okada riders at First Rainbow, along Apapa/Mile 2 Road. The Okada riders said the lynched suspects are some of the persons involved in the incessant traffic robbery in the area.”
A picture showing the two suspects set ablaze was attached to the post.
Public Relations Officer of the state Police Command, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, who confirmed the incident said, “The remains of the suspected armed robbers have been deposited in the Isolo General Hospital’s morgue for autopsies.
“The Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has directed that the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, investigate the incident.”
He warned against jungle justice, stating that it’s not healthy for any decent society.
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