A tragic incident happened in Lagos on Monday, as a man wrongly accused of stealing a phone was beaten to death by an angry mob.
The 22-year-old jungle justice victim was identified as Olamide Omolede, and it was gathered that the incident occurred at Badore, Ajah area of Lagos shortly after he went to a nearby store to charge his phone for a fee.
The lady who claimed her phone was stolen, reportedly brought in the thugs who killed and threw the body of the deceased into the lagoon.
Speaking to Premium Times, an eyewitness revealed that the deceased was first paraded half-naked to Iyalaye Store where the alleged theft occurred, before being beaten to death.
“After he eventually died, the thugs threw him into the lagoon. But we concerned people of the community paid Egun people to help trace the corpse after we heard the incident. The corpse was brought out of the river this morning,” he said.
The ‘stolen’ phone was later found with the son of the woman who had accused Mr Omolede of stealing it. Confirming the incident which led to the death of his son, Francis Omolede said the lady and some of the thugs she brought in to assault his son have been arrested.
“I was called on Monday by the sister of the victim that her brother was accused of stealing a phone. After the thugs brought by the woman who accused him of stealing eventually killed him, they threw him into the river to avoid traces.
“It was afterwards that the phone was found with the son of the woman who wrongly accused my son. The police have arrested the woman and some of the thugs who perpetrated the act.”