A suspected kidnapper was arrested by a mob in the Idi-Ori area of Abeokuta North Local Government, Ogun State, on Monday and escaped being killed.
The culprit was apparently walking around the area when one of his victims recognized him, according to NAIJAGENRE Reports.
The victim, who raised the alarm, remembered the suspect demanding ransom from him and others in the neighborhood.
Idi-Ori angry youths swarmed on the young man, beating him blue and black, according to an eyewitness who only identified herself as Olubukola.
“His wrists and legs were bound. They slapped him across the face and gave him a ‘bloody nose.’ He might have been lynched if it hadn’t been for the arrival of police from Abeokuta’s Lafenwa division.
“At first, the enraged youngsters refused to hand him over to the cops. They stated that they did not have faith in the police. They were worried that he might be released on bond. “They insisted on being very certain he was a kidnapper,” Olubukola explained.
Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the event when contacted.
However, Oyeyemi stated that the individual remained a suspect because the claims against him are still being investigated.
He denounced the effort to lynch the culprit, claiming that the law forbids anyone from participating in jungle justice.
If the individual is a kidnapper, as claimed, police inquiry would reveal his collaborators, according to Oyeyemi, who believes he could not have been the only one involved.
“I’m aware of what happened. Until the inquiry is completed, the man remains a suspect. That is why it is not a good idea for people to try to make laws for themselves. You can’t just carry someone around and then try to kill them. They should allow us to look into his guilt.
“Even if we can prove he’s a kidnapper, he can’t be alone.” Others may be arrested as a result of our inquiry. So that the syndicate might be permanently dismantled in that axis. People should not try to make laws for themselves, according to Oyeyemi.
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