Funke Busari, Lagos
A woman who was said to be mentally challenged has been killed on Tuesday by hoodlums in the Abule Ado under bridge, FESTAC Area of Lagos State, on the allegation of being in possession of a baby and three AK 47 rifles.
But the Lagos State Police boss, CP Hakeem Odumosu has decried jungle justice meted on the woman saying that no baby nor AK 47 rifles were found in her possession.
He described the incident as a clear case of murder.
Reacting further, Odumosu said, “Based on preliminary investigation, it was discovered that the mentally challenged woman had been living in the area for several years before she was lynched and set ablaze by some hoodlums in the area on the allegation of being in possession of a baby and three AK 47 rifles.”
He ordered that the culprits be arrested and charged to court with murder.
The Commissioner of Police has however ordered that the matter be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, Lagos for proper investigation.
CP Odumosu also warned against jungle justice which is inhumane, criminal and detrimental to smooth Administration of Criminal Justice in Lagos and in Nigeria at large.
He further warned that the command will not tolerate such act as the long arm of the law will catch up with anyone or group of persons who engage in jungle justice in the state, disclosed Police Spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi who informed the public of the crime perpetrated in the State