No fewer than 5 persons have been arrested for allegedly lynching two suspected ritualists in Mushin area of Lagos State.
The arrest was confirmed by spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole on Thursday. He said they will be charged for jungle justice, a bill which is yet to be passed into law.
It will be recalled that a ritualist den was discovered in the area yesterday.
Reports have it that two of the three suspects found at the hideout were lynched by a mob before the arrival of policemen.
“The hideout used to be the sewage tunnel of a moribund company in the area. Syringes and needles were also found in the hideout,” Punch quoted a source as saying.
Two similar ritualists den had been discovered in different parts of the state in the last two months, resulting in the death of suspected ritualists through jungle justice.
On Aug. 9, two people were set ablaze by a mob in the Obadeyi-Ijaiye end of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway for allegedly operating a ritual den in the community.
Two days after, a man was also killed at the Ile Zik bus stop, Ikeja Along end of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, over a similar allegation.