Operatives of the Nigerian Police Force, Ilemba-Hausa Division of the Lagos State Command, saved a man found with the dead body of his friend’s child from an irate mob.
This was revealed by SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos.
Hundeyin stated that the incident happened on Friday, when a man who was assisting his friend to go and bury his dead child was almost lynched when some residents found the corpse with him.
He stated that the residents suspected and took him as a ritual killer who might have abducted and killed the child. It was revealed that, after some torture by the residents, he was taken to the Ilemba-Hausa police division.
According to Hundeyin, “upon interrogation, he told the police that the child had been sick for a while and had just died in the hospital.
“He said he was contracted by the parents to help bury the child. He was on his way to bury the child when he was accosted by some residents who thought he had evil intentions.
“The parents of the deceased child were invited to the station, where they confirmed the man’s claim”.
Hundeyin further stated that the parents of the child and the accused man were released to proceed with the burial of the child.