Alleged disappearance of baby: Woman escapes lynching in Lagos

Alleged disappearance of baby: Woman escapes lynching in Lagos

A 53-year-old woman on Thursday was almost lynched by a mob in the Alasalatu area of Mushin, Lagos State over the alleged disappearance of a baby.



However, she was saved by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command from Olosan Division, a statement issued by the Command’s spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin noted.



Equally important, the statement revealed that the woman who was stripped naked was already being stoned by the mob before the police intervention.





Specifically, the mob alleged that the woman had touched a baby and the baby disappeared.



However, the police noted that the allegation has not been proven; adding that the accused person is;currently in custody.


“We really need to join hands to stop jungle justice. At 1810hrs today, people stripped naked a 53-year-old woman (name withheld), started stoning her, and were on the path of lynching her.



“This happened at Alasalatu, Mushin. The allegation was that she touched a baby and the baby disappeared. Police got there on time to rescue her.



“Lynch mob was dispersed with teargas. The allegation has not been; proven. No parent/guardian has come forward yet to complain of a missing baby in that locality today.



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“She’s currently at the station. Her husband has been contacted. Investigation is ongoing. Jungle justice is not the way to go. Say NO to jungle justice!!!”



Meanwhile, the funeral mass has been held for the victims of the June 5 terrorist attack on the congregants of St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, where about 40 persons were killed and several others injured.



Correspondingly, the funeral mass which is being held at the Mydas Resort, Owo, started at 10:00 am; with the caskets bearing the bodies of the deceased lined up inside the hall.



The venue was filled with family members of the deceased, sympathizers; as well as stakeholders from within and outside the state, many of whom were in tears.



Also, the state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, and other top dignitaries were equally in attendance.



Terrorists on Sunday, June 5 attacked the Catholic church during a worship service, killing many congregants and injuring several others.



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