Community Leaders In Lagos Arrested For Lynching Suspected Burglar

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Community Leaders In Lagos Arrested For Lynching Suspected Burglar

Three community leaders in the Ikotun area of Lagos State have been arrested by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command for lynching a suspected burglar.

Those arrested include Sakariyau Biliaminu, m, 66, John Adeyemi, m, 77, and Gabriel Ajayi, m, 55 according to the Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi in a statement on Thursday.

Adejobi said: “The burglar had gained entrance into the room of one Mrs Adeyemi Opeyemi, f, of No 2, Asalu Bus Stop, off Abaranje Road, Ikotun, Lagos in attempt to rob her but she raised alarm and the burglar escaped into the street, when some members of the community apprehended and beat him to death.”

Adejibi further disclosed that the Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Hakeem Odumosu, condemned the act of jungle justice meted on the suspect and vowed to kick against such in the state.

 

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