BY MAYOWA SAMUEL
An angry mob in the Mushin area of Lagos State stripped a 53-year-old woman naked and stoned her over a baby’s alleged disappearance after she was alleged to have touched him.
Giving update on the incident in a statement on Thursday, Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, said the mob were dispersed with teargas, adding that the allegation has not been proven, as no case of a missing child has been filed at the police station.
The police spokesman warned Nigerians to stop jungle justice, adding that an investigation is ongoing on the case.
On his Twitter page, he wrote, “We really need to join hands to stop jungle justice. At 1810hrs today, people stripped naked a 53-year-old woman (names 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.
“Allegation has not been proven. No parent/guardian has come forward yet to complain of a missing baby in that locality today. She is currently at the station, her husband has been contacted and an investigation is ongoing. Jungle justice is not the way to go. Say NO to jungle justice!’