There was panic in Ikorodu, a sprawling community in Lagos State where some irate residents accused a man caught with charms of plotting to kidnap children in the neighbourhood.
THE PUNCH reports that the suspect, who arrived the area in the afternoon, loitered around suspiciously.
He was still loitering in the community at night when residents, who had been observing his movements, accosted him.
During interrogation, the unidentified suspect reportedly gave no satisfactory explanation toward his presence in the area.
Residents intensified their interrogation to make him explain the reason he visited the place, the suspect was reportedly searched and substances suspected to be charms were found on him.
He was thereafter ordered to kneel, as people claimed he planned to use the charms to kidnap children.
In a video clip of the incident, the suspect was asked who he was working for and his state of origin.
He said; “I work for nobody; I am from Enugu State,” he stated.
He was also seen pleading for mercy while denying the allegations.
Another clip showed residents lamenting, as they displayed the suspected fetish objects.
A resident was heard in the video clip reposted by an Instagram account, Instablog9ja, advising parents to stop sending their children on errands at night.