An angry mob in Lagos State reportedly killed two suspected Point of Sale (POS) robbers on Saturday in the Igando area of the state.
The incident was confirmed to newsmen in a statement by the state command of the Nigeria Police Force on Sunday, HausaToday reports.
The suspects according to the command’s spokesman, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, had robbed a POS attendant in the Igando area of the state before people in the area engaged them.
In a post on his verified Twitter page, Hundeyin revealed that the suspects were apprehended on Independence Day. He said that the mob set the victims ablaze and burnt them beyond recognition.
He said, “Police arrived at the scene but the mob had fled. The investigation has commenced.”
The police mouthpiece berated the incident, stating that the force is worried about how to put a stop to the archaic and criminal practice.
Hundeyin said jungle justice was a criminal case in Nigeria, calling on members of the public to stop the crime. He said rather, they should hand over the suspect to the police for prosecution.
In his narration, the spokesperson commended reporters for doing a fantastic job in reporting the arrest of criminals in Lagos state.
He, however, urged judiciary correspondents to do more, to update Nigerians on the progress of prosecution of criminal cases in various courts in Lagos.
“This would halt the fallacy that, Police were collecting money and releasing suspects,” he said.
The Kwara state Fire Service over the weekend recovered two dead bodies and a Toyota Yaris car from a river opposite Olusola Saraki Abattoir, along Sobi road in Ilorin.
The Head of Department, Media and Publicity of the service, Hassan Adekunle, in a statement said the operation was carried out with the support of residents after they were notified on Friday.
He further urged the general public to desist from driving during a heavy downpour.
“The victims were struggling to drive through the bridge and suddenly got stuck in the flood which pushed them into the river”, Adekunle who gave the car’s registration number as Lagos APP544E noted.
He said, “the Director, Kwara State Fire Service, Prince Falade John Olumuyiwa, has therefore urged the general public to avoid driving whenever there is heavy rainfall”.