by Isi Esene
Three people have been arrested in connection with the lynching of four alleged armed robbers in the Mushin area of Lagos on Saturday.
Ngozi Braide, the Lagos police public relations officer, confirmed the arrest saying, “A full investigation has commenced into the incident, I cannot give details about the involvement of the arrested suspects for now.
“We have also invited the community leaders of the area where the incident took place. The police will surely get to the root of the matter.”
The police declined to give the names of the arrested men.
Four men were caught early on Saturday, beaten by a mob and burnt to death allegedly for robbing residents in the area.
A trader who does business around the Vono area of Mushin spoke with reporters saying, “The people of this area just took their anger on the (suspected) robbers. I don’t really know how they were caught. I think they were said to have broken into a shop.
“I heard somebody raised the alarm and residents quickly reinforced and rounded up the suspects. Nobody really knows the true story because people are afraid of talking about the incident.”
Police were said to have arrived the scene after the suspects had been burnt and the crowd had dispersed.