The Police in Lagos State says its operatives attached to Surulere Division have rescued a 22-year-old man, Ayomide Fawehinmi from a mob for allegedly stealing a child at the Empire area of Surulere.
Suspected Child Trafficker Rescued From Mob In Lagos
Fawehinmi was rescued and thereafter arrested after a distress call was received from members of the community about the mob action.
This was contained in a statement issued by the command’s Spokesman, Benjamin Hundeyin on Monday and posted on the command’s twitter handle.
“Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect lured a 15-year-old boy from his mother’s shop and was taking him to an unknown destination before he was accosted by a neighbour who raised the alarm,” the statement reads.
“The suspect had already dispossessed the boy of an Itel android phone to cut off communication with his mother.
“While the boy has been rescued unhurt and the phone recovered, investigation is ongoing to establish the full extent of the suspect’s culpability. Suspect would be arraigned contingent on the outcome of the investigation.”
According to the statement, the state police Commissioner, Abiodun Alabi, commended residents for always promptly alerting the authorities to suspicious person/happenings.
It said the police boss also warned members of the public to desist from jungle justice as it is a crime in itself.
POLICE RESCUE SUSPECTED CHILD TRAFFICKER FROM MOB
Police operatives attached to Surulere Division have rescued one Ayomide Fawehinmi ‘m’ aged 22 from a mob for allegedly stealing a child at the Empire area of Surulere.
The suspect was rescued and thereafter arrested after pic.twitter.com/ndNLNPymRO
— Lagos State Police Command (@LagosPoliceNG) August 29, 2022
Meanwhile, Kanyi Daily had reported that the Lagos police command had rescued a suspected male terrorist, Sanni Gafar, from being lynched by an angry mob in Ijora Badia area of the state.
The command said Gafar was dressed in a female Muslim attire with a hijab when he was attacked by the mob on the suspicion that he was a terrorist.