Suspected kidnapper burnt to death in Lagos


A man, who allegedly kidnapped two children at Iyana-Ipaja, a suburb of Lagos, was on Wednesday 7 May burnt to death.

An eyewitness, Yusuf Sanni, told NAN at the scene that the suspected kidnapper was caught with two children on Oshundairo Street in Iyana-Ipaja.

He said the man was first sighted on the street on Tuesday loitering around.

“This man was seen on the street wearing boxers and looking unkempt.

“We did not know he was coming back to kidnap the two children.

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“It was one of the youths who noticed his movement around the children that raised an alarm while the man took to his heels,” Sanni said.

Some policemen, who were at the scene, were not allowed by the mob to rescue the man before he was burnt.

A police officer, who pleaded anonymity, told NAN that efforts to bring the situation under control were unsuccessful as the mob hurled stones at policemen.

“They prevented us from gaining access to the suspect, threw stones at us and threatened to burn our vehicle.”

NAN reports that the two children had been re-united with their mother.