Police intervention prevents Lagos residents from forcing an alleged kidnapper to drink ‘Sniper’ mixed with cement

On Friday, angry residents of Otto in the Ebute Meta area of Lagos attempted to force a suspected kidnapper to take sniper and mixed cement.

The suspect was reportedly found with a five-year-old girl but could not explain how he came about her during interrogation. The residents said they brought sniper and mixed cement for him to drink as a means of punishment.

A local security guard in the area identified as Agbodemu Ishola said that it took the intervention of the police to save the suspect from being lynched.

According to him,

“some of the residents nabbed a young man who was with a five-year-old girl. He was a strange face in the community as nobody could say he or she knew him. When we interrogated him, he was not giving convincing responses.

“He didn’t even know the girl before but he was seen playing with her. One of the residents raised the alarm and in few minutes, a mammoth crowd surrounded him. Of course, I am sure you know how populated Otto is.

“We immediately called the security operatives, but before they came, some of the residents insisted on jungle justice but we had to stop them. Even the intervention and pleas from the Otto chiefs failed. When the security operatives came in about six patrol vehicles, the crowd kept shouting and throwing weapons. After much persuasion from Area C Commander, they relaxed.”

When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of Lagos State Police Command, Elkana Bala, said he had not been briefed about the incident.

(LIB)

The Author

Chinenye Nwabueze

He is a Senior Lecturer in a Nigerian University.

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  1. Chidozie chiazokam jennifer

    This police people would have allowed them to deal with d kidnapper so it will server as a lesson to d others.

  2. Chidozie chiazokam jennifer

    Hmmm.. Well Nigerians should stop dis jungle justice.

  3. Omenuko Adaobi Promise

    Hmmm…. Well Nigerians should stop dis jungle justice.

  4. Egbuwalo Teniola Glory

    Say No to Jungle justice

  5. Onuorah Adaeze Chidimma

    This is jungle justice I don’t support this ooo

  6. Nigerians and taking laws into their hands.. I weep for this country

  7. why all these,God help us all

  8. Nigerians should stop taking laws into their hands

  9. Ugochukwu Juliet

    Pure. Act. Of wickedness

  10. okeke chiamaka gabriella

    Nawa

  11. Ebulue Ruth Oluchi

    they shouldnt have gone that far ,they ought to report to d police

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