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Lagos mob burns two men to death for alleged phone theft

Lagos police spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, said that the command condemned the act of jungle justice in Lagos.

• May 11, 2022
Jungle justice
Jungle justice scene used to illustrate the story [Photo credit: National Daily]

Two men found with 18 mobile phones suspected to have been stolen, were on Wednesday burnt to death by a mob at the Cele Bus Stop area of Lagos State.

A NAN reporter found charred bodies of the suspects on Ogunlana Street, Ijesha, along the Cele Bus Stop bridge at about 1:20 p.m.

Some persons, who claimed to be witnesses, said the suspects were caught in the early hours of Wednesday with the mobile phones of different brands.

“The two guys, before their death, were interrogated and confessed that they were from the Ajegunle area.

“The victims were mobbed following accumulated anger of frequent thefts around the shops in the area last few weeks,” a source said.

Lagos police spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed the report, said that the command condemned the act of jungle justice in Lagos.

“We are on the trail of those involved. The people in the community must tell us what they know concerning the incident,” Mr Hundeyin said. 

(NAN)

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