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Police Rescue 53-Year-Old Woman from Jungle Justice

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A 53-year-old woman would have been lynched by a mob in Lagos but for the intervention of the police.

On Thursday, the unnamed woman was accused of stealing a baby in the Mushin area of Lagos and was about to be beaten.

Police officers saved her life according to the spokesman of the Lagos Police Command, Mr Benjamin Hundeyin.

He disclosed this on his Twitter handle.

“We really need to join hands to stop jungle justice. At about 6.10 p.m. today (Thursday), people stripped naked a 53-year-old woman (names withheld), started stoning her, and were about lynching her.

“This happened at Alasalatu, Mushin area of Lagos. The allegation was that she touched a baby and the baby disappeared.

“Police got there on time to rescue her and the mob was dispersed with teargas.

“The allegation has not been proven. No parent/guardian has come forward yet to complain of a missing baby in that locality today. She’s currently at the station. Her husband has been contacted,” Hundeyin wrote.


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