Two suspected POS robbers killed in jungle justice – Police

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The police in Lagos State, on Sunday said that a mob carried out jungle justice on two men, who allegedly robbed a POS attendant at Igando area of the state.

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The command’s Spokesperson, Superintendent of Police, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident in his verified Twitter handle on Sunday.

Hundeyin said the incident happened on Independence Day, stressing that the mob set the victims ablaze and burnt them beyond recognition.

“Police arrived at the scene but the mob had fled. Investigation has commenced,” he said.

The image maker, however, frowned at the action of the mob, wondering how to put a stop to the archaic and criminal practice.

Hundeyin said jungle justice was a criminal case in Nigeria, calling on members of the public to stop the crime.

He said rather, they should hand over the suspect to the police for prosecution.

Meanwhile, the spokesperson has commended crime reporters for doing a fantastic job in reporting the arrest of criminals in Lagos state.

He, however, urged judiciary correspondents to do more, to update Nigerians on the progress of prosecution of criminal cases in various courts in Lagos.

“This would halt the fallacy that, Police were collecting money and releasing suspects,” he said.

Also, two persons were confirmed dead while four others sustained injuries in an accident involving a Nissan Cabster and a Mack truck at Iyana Egbado, Itori on the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway on Saturday.

Ahmed Umar, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps in Ogun State, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta.

Umar noted that the crash occurred at 6:00 a.m and it involved a Cabster marked KTU 142 XH and a truck with registration number T-12736 LA.

The Sector Commander explained that the Nissan vehicle rammed into the stationary truck which had a flat tyre.

He added that a total of seven men were involved in the accident, of which four were injured, two dead while one person was unhurt.

Umar said the deceased persons and injured victims were taken to General Hospital, Ifo for appropriate attention.

The Sector Commander commiserated with the family of the crash victims and enjoined them to contact FRSC Itori command for more information about the crash.

He advised motorists to avoid indiscriminate parking of vehicles by the road side, adding that “If there’s a breakdown, proper placement of road signs should be put in order to alert incoming vehicles.”

“CBN"