Thursday, May 27, 2021

Armed’ mentally-ill woman lynched

 A mentally ill woman was yesterday lynched by a mob over her alleged possession of fireaThe incident occurred at Abule Ado Underbridge in the Amuwo Odofin area of the state.

The Nation

It was alleged that the woman had three AK47 rifles and N3 million in a sack, in addition to an android phone, which raised suspicions that she might be working in cahoots with armed robbers or kidnappers.

She was also accused of having a stolen baby, claims the police have described as false and unfounded.

According to a statement by police spokesman Olumuyiwa Adejobi, investigation had commenced into the murder of the woman and those responsible would be prosecuted for murder when arrested.

He said preliminary investigation revealed that the woman neither had any baby nor firearms as alleged, adding that those who killed her did so for reasons best known to them.

Adejobi said the police found out the woman had lived in the area for many years.

“The command wishes to state categorically that the woman was just murdered for reasons best known to the perpetrators of the heinous crime as investigation revealed that no baby nor AK47 rifles were found in her possession, neither were they recovered by the perpetrators or the police. It’s just a clear case of murder,” he said.

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