Man escapes jungle justice: A man escaped jungle justice while possessing his son’s corpse in Oshodi, Lagos.
The Police Command in Lagos State were able to rescue the man from the attack while in possession of his five years old son’s corpse.
The incident was said to have taken place at Terminal 1, Oshodi Bus Stop, Lagos, as the man was on his way to bury the dead son.
In his verified Twitter account on Wednesday, Benjamin Hundeyin, police public relations officer (PPRO) in the state, confirmed the incident.
Hundeyin said that the incident Man escapes jungle justice, happened on Sunday at about 10.20 pm at Oshodi bus stop.
He said that the Makinde police division got information that some suspects were seen with a dead child and some members of the public wanted to carry out jungle justice on them.
The PPRO said that following the information, the police team immediately moved to the scene and the suspects were rescued.
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“Upon interrogation, one of the suspects, the father of the dead child disclosed that the child suddenly fell ill at midnight and died at about 5.00 a.m. on Sunday before he could be taken to the hospital,” the tweet reads.
“Following the sudden death, family members advised that the corpse be brought home to their village in Ebonyi for burial.
“He disclosed further that he and three other relatives came to the terminal, bought tickets in preparation for the journey when suspecting passer-by accused them of carrying a dead child,” he said.
The PPRO further said the police contacted the bereaved mother of the child for further proof and she confirmed and corroborated her husband’s claims.
Hundeyin said that the case was incidental, while the corpse was deposited at the Yaba Mainland Hospital for preservation and autopsy.
He also said the suspects were in safe and protective custody, while he urged members of the public to avoid bringing dangerous suspicion on themselves.
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