The police in Lagos on Thursday said that it has arrested five persons for their alleged involvement in the lynching of two suspected ritualists in Mushin area of the metropolis.
The Lagos State Police Command spokesman, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, who confirmed the arrest, said the suspects would be charged to court for jungle justice once the investigation was concluded.
Meanwhile, another ritualists’ hideout was discovered in a tunnel at the Challenge area of Mushin, Lagos, on Wednesday.
Eyewitnesses said that two of the three suspects found at the hideout were lynched by a mob before the arrival of policemen. “The hideout used to be the sewage tunnel of a moribund company in the area. Syringes and needles were also found in the hideout”.
Two similar ritualists den had been discovered in different parts of the state in the last two months, resulting in the death of suspected ritualists through jungle justice.
Two suspected ritualists were ablaze by a mob on August 9, in Obadeyi-Ijaiye end of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway for allegedly operating a ritual den in the community.
Two days after, a man was also killed at the Ile Zik bus stop, Ikeja Along end of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, over a similar allegation.