The police in Lagos State, on Sunday, said that a mob carried out jungle justice on two men, who allegedly robbed a Point Of Sale (POS) attendant in the Igando area of the state.
The command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident in his verified Twitter handle monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday.
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Hundeyin said the incident happened on Independence Day, stressing that the mob set the victims ablaze and burnt them beyond recognition.
“Police arrived at the scene but the mob had fled. An investigation has commenced,” he said.
The image maker, however, frowned at the action of the mob, wondering how to put a stop to the archaic and criminal practice.
Hundeyin said jungle justice is a criminal offence in Nigeria, calling on members of the public to stop the crime.
He said rather, they should hand over suspects to the police for prosecution.