Three community leaders in the Ikotun area of Lagos State have been arrested by the police for beating a suspected burglar to death on Wednesday, April 7.
The burglar had gained entrance into the room of one Mrs. Adeyemi Opeyemi, of No 2, Asalu Bus Stop, off Abaranje Road, Ikotun, Lagos to rob her but she raised alarm and the burglar escaped into the street where some members of the community apprehended and beat him to death.
A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, gave the names of the arrested community leaders as Sakariyau Biliaminu, m, 66, John Adeyemi, m, 77 and Gabriel Ajayi, m, 55. He said the suspects are to be questioned on the circumstances surrounding the death of the suspect.
He added that the state Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has condemned the act of jungle justice metted on the suspect and vowed to kick against such in the state as it is becoming rampant and such is inimical to our collective efforts to improve on the Criminal Justice System of Lagos State.