Chaos in Lagos as suspected kidnapper is burnt alive, another arrested

There was pandemonium at Obadeyi bus-stop, Ojokoro axis of the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway, as an alleged ritualist was apprehended by residents in the area.

The suspect was caught when passers-by overheard the voice of a woman allegedly kidnapped by the suspect and his accomplices, according to a report in PT

Police officers at the scene could not control the crowd who are bent on lynching the suspect.

A witness, Adesola John, said passers-by overheard the voice of the allegedly kidnapped woman and began to comb the bridge on the expressway where the suspect was found.

“A woman was crying for help and people heard her voice and searched under the bridge before they found this man,” he said.

“The woman has not been found and, as you can see, we are still searching.”

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Another witness who pleaded anonymity said there may be many victims trapped underneath.

The suspected kidnapper was later burnt alive by the angry mob.

Officials of the Nigerian Army later arrived the scene and made efforts to control the mob.

Fire fighters have also arrived to control the fire, while pandemonium still pervades the area.

The soldiers eventually arrested the second kidnap suspect while the search for the kidnap victim in Ojokoro, along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The mob was bent on setting him ablaze too, but he was rescued by soldiers who took him away.

The first suspect who was burnt by the mob is yet to be evacuated.

Source PT