Angry Residents Lynch Suspected Thief In Lagos


Angry residents have lynched a suspected thief in Lagos State.


EKOHOTBLOG reports that a suspected thief was in the early hours of Monday lynched by a mob in the Coker area of Lagos State.


It was gathered that the suspect attempted to dispossess some commuters heading for their workplaces of their valuables on Monday morning when he was discovered.


A witness, who identified himself as Ibukun, disclosed that the suspected thief took to his heels before he was caught by the angry mob.


The witness added that the angry residents beat up the suspect till he lost consciousness.


Ibukun disclosed that the mob later set the suspected thief ablaze, adding that the incident occurred around 6am on Monday.


He said, “On my way to work this morning, I boarded a bus to Orile from Mile 2. We were approaching the Coker area when I saw a crowd. Apparently, an incident had happened which caused a mild traffic jam that slowed down vehicular movements on the Mile 2-Orile Expressway.

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“By the time we moved closer to the gathering, I saw fire burning on a portion of the road and as our vehicle slowly advanced to the direction, I saw a young man in the midst of the fire.  There was firewood around him being used to light the fire and some guys were with sticks supervising that his body got burnt,” the resident stated.


Meanwhile, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, when contacted, promised to get back to our correspondent regarding the incident but had yet to do so as of the time of filing this report.


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