The Lagos State Police Command has arrested four persons who allegedly carried out jungle justice on one David Imoh, 38, at Lekki Phase 1 area of the state.
The Command’s spokesman, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the arrest to the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday.
Hundeyin said: “The incident happened on May 12, 2022.
“Four persons were arrested same day in connection with the act.
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“We are on the trail of the fifth person, now at large.
“The victim is Sunday Imoh, 38 years old.
“The suspects will be prosecuted when arrested.
“We will make sure they are fully prosecuted so that they will serve as deterrents to others.”
According to the PPRO, jungle justice is not allowed in Lagos State.
Hundeyin warned the members of the public to guide against it.
“Don’t take the law into your hands,” he warned.
NAN had earlier gathered that the victim was beaten by some suspected commercial motorcyclists operating within the Lekki Phase 1 area over disagreement on a N100 balance.
It learnt that the disagreement resulted into a fight between Imoh and one of the commercial motorcyclists.
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Two accomplices, Nensok Bawa, 38, and Yohana Luka, aka Doctor Samu, 52, were also arrested in connection with the crime, which happened at Yelwa community, in the Bauchi area of the state.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the incident happened around 9am on June 24 when Ezekiel lured Salisu to do a casual job for him on a farm in the community.
Salisu was said to be doing the job when the suspect allegedly used a wire to strangulate him till he lost consciousness.
Afterwards, the 32-year-old reportedly used a knife to pluck out the two eyes of the minor and abandoned him on the farm.
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The ward head, Mohammed Lawal, who was among the people who found the minor writhing in pain, alerted the police to the incident.
The victim was said to have identified Ezekiel as the culprit, leading to his arrest.
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