- In the last few days, the discovery of major hideouts used by kidnappers in Lagos state has drawn anger from residents
- A man was almost lynched by angry mob in the Ikeja area of Lagos on suspicion of being a kidnapper
An unidentified man narrowly escaped being lynched in Lagos state on Friday, August 11, after he was suspected of being a kidnapper.
The man, who was apprehended by a mob in the Ikeja area of the state, was already on the verge of being burnt alive when officials of the Nigeria Police Force stormed the area.
NAIJ.com reports that the mob wet him with premium motor spirit, also called petrol, and attempted to force a used tyre on his neck in preparation of being burnt when the police arrived.
He was immediately rescued and whisked away amid complaints by the mob.
NAIJ.com had reported that a hideout of suspected kidnappers has been uncovered at the Ile Zik area of Oshodi-Ikeja by vigilant residents.
The report quoted Premium Times as saying that some clothes and other personal items discovered at the alleged den was set ablaze by the mob following the discovery.
An eye witness who was among those who uncovered the alleged hideout said the den was being used by a mad man.
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“About three days ago we discovered that there is a cage and we went there, beside the CCTV camera, a man who has been taken away now by the police lives there and we used to think he is a mad man.
“Some items discovered include ladies underwear and lots more, we later saw that he is normal, many human items were found there," Prince Adeyanju, a resident, said.
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