Mob sets ablaze suspected female kidnapper

Kwara State map
Kwara State map

A suspected female kidnapper was lynched and set ablaze by angry mob at Offa Garage area of Ilorin on Monday.

The News Agency of Nigeria gathered that the woman had gone to fetch a set of twins from an Arabic school in Kilanko area of Ilorin.

NAN gathered that the woman had approached the school on the pretext that their mother had asked her to pick up the twins from the school.

A source in the Arabic school, who pleaded anonymity, told NAN that luck ran out of the suspected kidnapper when the twins mother was contacted and denied sending anybody to pick up her children.

The source said the mother of the twins hurried to the school and confronted the woman that she did not send her to take custody of her twins.

A witness told NAN that her outburst attracted passersby to the school where the suspect was still being held.

The  witness said the passersby later pulled the suspected kidnapper out of the school premises and marched her to Offa Garage.

NAN gathered that efforts by residents around the Arabic school to prevail on the mob to hand over the suspect to the police fell on deaf ears.

It was gathered that the suspected kidnapper was then lynched and set on fire at about 11 a.m.

When NAN got to the scene of the crime, charred remains of the lynched woman were still lying on the road.

When contacted, Kwara Police Public Relations Officer, Ajayi Okasanmi confirmed the incident.

He told NAN on phone that the police were on the trail of persons responsible for the the killing.

“Before we got the information, the deed had been done and as we speak, policemen are already there making effort to arrest the culprits.

“I can assure you we are going to do just that because it is lawless for people to take life of another human no matter the offence,” Mr. Okasanmi said.

The police spokesman, therefore, warned residents not to take laws into their hands by not indulging in jungle justice. (NAN)

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