An angry mob has meted out jungle justice to a motorcycle rider alleged to be a thief.
A commercial motorcyclist was reportedly burnt to death by an angry mob at Finger bus stop along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway on Wednesday, September 28.
The victim whose identity is yet to be ascertained and a passenger of his, are alleged to have robbed some pedestrians in the area and were attempting to escape when they were apprehended.
Some policemen on patrol chased after the fleeing suspects during which the passenger was shot. The unidentified man fell off the motorcycle and was immediately arrested, Our Newsmen reports.
Meanwhile, an angry mob had amassed and waylaid the Okada rider, beat him to stupor and set him ablaze before the police could intervene.
The suspect, as well as his motorcycle, were reportedly burnt beyond recognition.
An eyewitness told Our Newsmen, “The two wanted to escape on the motorcycle after dispossessing some pedestrians of their belongings. They were armed with guns. When the policemen intercepted them, the motorcyclist did not stop.
“But a mob waylaid him, beat him to stupor and set him on fire.”
When reached, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said she had not heard of the incident and would need to verify.