Suspected hideout of kidnappers was uncovered in Lagos, after which angry residents of the area reportedly beat and stripped the suspects naked before handing them over to some soldiers in the area.

Report from an eyewitness identified as Segun Gbadegesin, said;

“What I gathered was that someone was arrested on the allegation that the place was being used as a kidnappers’ den and that a woman was being dragged into the drainage before people responded to her cry for help and apprehended the suspect.

“Some of the rescuers went into the drainage channel and saw used clothes, bags and police walkie-talkie. Over 80 people, including soldiers and policemen, gathered at the scene of the incident.”

When contacted, the Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said three persons were rescued from the angry mob, adding that strict investigation has started to get to the root of the matter. 

Elkana said, “Our officers from the Shogunle Division rescued some persons, who were severely beaten by a mob. The mob accused them of being kidnappers and raised the alarm, so our officers quickly went and rescued them from the mob.

“Three persons were rescued from the mob and are now at the Ikeja Division. I cannot confirm if they are kidnappers or not at this stage, because we need to investigate to find out.”


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