An angry mob set ablaze a suspected female kidnapper on Tuesday on Ekoro Road at Abule Egba area of Lagos after she was caught with three children.
The woman was said to have kidnapped the three children who were on their way to school in the area at about 7a.m this morning while pretending she was taking them to school but she ran out of luck as she was spotted by a bread seller who raised an alarm.
Crowd gather to watch the incident
According to an eyewitness who identified himself as Ikisa, she tried to escape but was caught by a mob. When she was questioned on the ownership of the children, she claimed they were hers but when they realized she was lying, they beat her thoroughly, hung a tyre on her neck, poured petrol on her and set her ablaze.
Other sources said the unidentified woman came with a jeep which she parked at a distance and the car was later taken to the Oke-Odo Police Station, while others said she wanted to take the children into a tricycle before she was caught.
Policemen from the Oke-Odo Police Station watched helplessly as she had burnt completely before they got to the scene.
Residents however expressed satisfaction over the jungle justice meted out to the woman, saying that if she had been taken to the Police Station, she would have been set free by the police.
A policeman, who pleaded anonymity said that no arrest could be made as it could be ascertained who set the woman ablaze.
The police could also not confirm whether the woman came with a jeep or whether the jeep had been taken to the station or not as the Divisional Police Officer of Oke-Odo Police said he was at a meeting.
Jungle justice is becoming very rampant. Just yesterday, a woman was burnt to death in Ondo state while three suspected kidnappers were set ablaze in Ogun state about two weeks ago.
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