Angry mob killed two men, who allegedly robbed a Point Of Sale (POS) attendant in the Igando area of Lagos State.
The state police spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed the incident in his verified Twitter handle on Sunday said the incident happened on Independence Day.
He said that the mob set the victims ablaze and burnt them beyond recognition.
Hundeyin said, “Police arrived at the scene but the mob had fled. An investigation has commenced.”
He, however, frowned at the action of the mob, wondering how to put a stop to the archaic and criminal practice.
The PPRO said jungle justice is a criminal offence in Nigeria, calling on members of the public to stop the crime.
He said rather, they should hand over suspects to the police for prosecution.