Abduction: Mentally-ill woman killed by Lagos mob wrongfully accused – Police
Hakeem Odumosu

Abduction: Mentally-ill woman killed by Lagos mob wrongfully accused – Police

The Lagos State Police Command has confirmed the gruesome killing of a mentally-ill woman who was wrongfully accused of stealing a baby and being in possession of three AK-47 rifles in the Abule Ado area of the state on Monday.

According to The PUNCH, the unidentified woman was set ablaze by hoodlums but upon investigation by the state police command, there was no baby or AK-47 rifles found in her possession.

Reacting to the development, the State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, stated that the command has commenced investigation into the killing.

"The Police are looking into the killing and setting ablaze of a mentally-challenged woman, who was alleged to have been in possession of a stolen baby and three AK-47 rifles at Abule Ado under the bridge, Festac area of Lagos State, on Monday, May 24, 2021.

"Based on preliminary investigation, it was discovered that the woman had been living in the area for several years before she was lynched by some hoodlums in the area on the suspicion of being in possession of a baby and three AK-47 rifles.

"The command wishes to state categorically that the woman was unjustly murdered for reasons best known to the perpetrators of the heinous crime as investigation revealed that no baby and AK-47 rifles were found in her possession, neither were they recovered by the perpetrators or the police. It's just a clear case of murder.

"The state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has, therefore, ordered that the matter be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba, for proper investigation and the culprits must be arrested and charged with murder."

Odumosu issued a stern warning against jungle justice, explaining that such an action was inhuman, criminal and detrimental to the administration of criminal justice in the state and Nigeria at large.

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