Jungle justice was today served again on a suspected member of Badoo in Lagos as a yet-to-be identified man was set ablaze by residents on Wednesday at Ebute, Ipakodo, Ikorodu, Lagos.
According to PUNCH, a senior police officer, who rushed to the scene, tried in vain to stop the mob from lynching the suspect.
A resident, who identified himself simply as Olaniyi told the PUNCH that he saw the remains of the victim as he was going to the office around 8am.
“I saw the deceased in the middle of a bonfire.
“The scene was not far from the Ipakodo Police Station. It was a gory sight.
“The police and the government should talk to residents to stop jungle justice. I know people are angry because of the havoc this gang had wreaked on many families. People are taking the law into their own hands because they don’t have confidence in the police anymore.”
Meanwhile another resident of the community, Abiodun Hay’Cube Odunuga, who posted about the incident on a Facebook forum, Ikorodu Ambassadors Group, said the suspect had confessed that he had two accomplices.
“Another suspected Badoo gang was caught in my area, Ebute Ipakodo, Police Post bus stop precisely. He was caught at 2am today (Wednesday) by the people of the area as nobody goes to sleep again.
“He said they were three in number and they had been in town since afternoon, watching where to strike. There was oil all over his body. The angry mob didn’t listen to anything again as they have seen enough evidence to burn the suspect to death.”
Commenting on the incidence of lynching the suspected Badoo members, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, said some of the suspects arrested during raids on communities in Ikorodu had been screened.
“The suspects have been screened. I don’t have the actual figure now, but about 80 suspects were arraigned before the mobile court. Fifty three of them were remanded in the Kirikiri Prison.
“We have increased police visibility and we are practically going from one community to another, identifying with stakeholders. We are not concentrating on Ikorodu alone.
“The security measures being deployed in Ikorodu are being extended to other parts of the state.”
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