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Jungle justice: Police rescue man with dead son’s corps from attack




By Maureen Ikpeama

Police in Lagos State Command have rescued a man from jungle justice while in possession of his five-year-old  son’s corpse at Terminal 1, Oshodi Bus Stop, Lagos, as the man was on his way to bury the dead son.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Lagos  State Command , SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident in his verified Twitter handle on Wednesday.

He said that the incident happened on Sunday,  about 10.20 p.m. at the ever busy Oshodi Bus Stop.

According to Hundeyin,  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. “Upon interrogation, one of the suspects, the father of the dead child, disclosed that the child suddenly fell ill at midnight and died about 5.00 a.m. on Sunday, before he could be taken to the hospital.

“Following the sudden death, family members advised that the corpse be brought home to their village in Ebonyi State 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 said that the police contacted the bereaved mother of the child for further proof and she confirmed and corroborated her husband’s claims. 

He said that the case was incidented, while the corpse was deposited at the Yaba Mainland Hospital for preservation and autopsy.

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Hundeyi said that the suspects were in safe and protective custody. He urged members of the public to avoid bringing dangerous suspicion on themselves. 

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