For the third time in a week, a mob in Ilorin, Kwara State lynched a suspected female kidnapper on Wednesday night.
While the first incident occurred last Friday near the Emir’s Palace Road in Ilorin, the second and the latest one occurred near Oyun Bridge along the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital.
Sources, who witnessed Wednesday’s incident, said deceased was dragged to a spot on the bridge where she was lynched by the mob on the suspicion that was a kidnapper.
The rate at which jungle justice is being carried out by members of society in Ilorin has made the Kwara State Police Command to dispatch undercover agents to apprehend anybody who tries to lynch any suspect.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Ajayi Okasanmi, who confirmed the latest episode of lynching in the state, noted that the command was now prepared to enforce its earlier warning against lynching of people, who may later be found to be innocent.
He stated that the command would not hesitate deal with perpetrators of jungle justice.
His position was earlier strengthened by the Police Commissioner in Kwara, Mr. Ambrose Aisabor, who Wednesday, warned residents against taking laws into their hands.
Mr. Aisabor also warned the residents against attacking people, who may be having mental challenges, but could be mistaken for ritualist.