Police have arrested three community leaders in the Ikotun area of Lagos for allegedly lynching a suspected burglar.
A spokesman for the Police Command, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said in a statement Thursday that the burglar had been lynched to death after an alleged attempted robbery of one Ms. Adeyemi Opeyemi.
“The burglar allegedly entered Opeyemi’s room, no. 2, bus station Asalu, near the road Abaranje, Ikotun, in an attempt to rob her.
“But she raised the alarm and the burglar fled to the street, where some members of the community caught him and beat him to death,” Adejobi said.
According to him, the arrested community leaders (denied names) must answer several questions related to the murder of the suspect.
“Lagos State Police Commissioner CP Hakeem Odumosu has condemned the jungle justice act intended for the suspect.
“He vowed to fight those who are growing and who are detrimental to our collective efforts to improve the state justice system of the state of Lagos.”
Similarly, police operatives, affiliated with the Ojo Command Division, arrested three suspected traffic robbers on April 6.
The suspects (retained names), the entire Alaba Rago market, Ojo-Lagos, were arrested for attacking innocent travelers in the Ojo area.
A spokesman for the Command said that other suspected recipients of the stolen items of traffic robbers (retained names) were also arrested on April 7, as a continuation of the police investigation.
“The suspects confessed to the crime of attacking and seizing their passengers along the Ojo-Iba road,” Adejobi said.
He added that another suspect was arrested during the investigation.
“He admitted that the pickpocket who picked people’s phones along Iana Iba was Oyo-Lagos,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) also gathered that the police officers who joined the Ojo division, on April 7, around 3.30 in the second action, caught three suspected traffic robbers, together with some members of the Alaba Rago market, Ojo.
The suspects were arrested with some weapons such as knives, punches and broken bottles.
A command spokesman said the police commissioner had ordered all suspects to be transferred to the Panti Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba, for proper investigation and possible prosecution.
The commissioner warned that the command would not leave a stone in the way of getting rid of crime and crime in the state.
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