The quick intervention on police operatives saved the life of a 53-year-old woman from being burnt to death.
The Police operatives from Olasan Division, Mushin rescued a 53 years old woman from being lynched by an angry mob over baby theft in Lagos.
A statement by the spokesperson of Lagos State Police Command Benjamin Hundeyin on Twitter revealed that the woman (name withheld) was stripped naked, stoned and almost burnt to death by some angry mob after she touched a baby and made the baby disappear.
Benjamin Hundeyin said the mob were dispersed with teargas and the woman was recused.
According to spokesperson, the allegation against the woman has not been proven and no parents or guardian has complained of a missing baby in the locality.
He said: “We really need to join hands to stop jungle justice. At 1810hrs today, people stripped naked a 53-year-old woman (names withheld), started stoning her and were on the path of lynching her. This happened at Alasalatu, Mushin.”
“The allegation was that she touched a baby and the baby disappeared. Police got there on time to rescue her. Lynch mob was dispersed with teargas.”
“The allegation has not been proven. No parent/guardian has come forward yet to complain of a missing baby in that locality today. She’s currently at the station. Her husband has been contacted.
“The investigation is ongoing. Jungle justice is not the way to go. Say NO to jungle justice”