Mob sets ablaze two men ‘found with 18 mobile phones’ in Lagos


Two unidentified men have been burnt to death by a mob at Ijesha axis of Lagos over alleged theft of mobile phones.

The suspects were said to have been found with 18 mobile phones, which were suspected to be stolen items, in the early hours of Wednesday.

According to NAN, during a visit to the scene at Ogunlana Street, Ijesha, along Cele bus-stop bridge at about 1.20pm on Wednesday, the charred bodies of the suspects were still in the area.

“The two guys, before their death, were interrogated and confessed that they were from Ajegunle area,” a source told NAN.

“They were mobbed following accumulated anger from frequent thefts around the shops in the area in the last few weeks.”

Speaking on the incident, Benjamin Hundeyin, Lagos police spokesperson, said the police have launched a manhunt to arrest those involved in the act of jungle justice.

“Jungle justice is a crime in our law. People should not take laws into their own hands. When you see a crime, report to the police,” Hundeyin said.

“We are on the trail of those involved. The people in the community must tell us what they know concerning the incident.”