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Three suspected kidnappers burnt to death

The police confirmed the incident.

Three suspected kidnappers were on Wednesday set ablaze in Ijoko area of Ota in Ado-Odo-Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The mob, including some hoodlums, killed the suspects before setting them on fire. Their car was also burnt, a witness said.

The three suspected kidnappers were apprehended when their victim, Elizabeth Oluwole, screamed, alerting a crowd who pounced on them, a witness narrated.

The witness said Ms. Oluwole was rescued.

The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the incident and said the hoodlums had burnt the suspects before police officers arrived the scene.

He explained that the command had begun investigation on the incident and that Ms. Oluwole was being interrogated.

The spokesperson said Ms. Oluwole, at about 7:40 a.m., boarded a cab with unknown plate number from Sona Brewery, Sango-Ota, to Ewekoro; but unexpectedly found herself at Gas line in Ijoko area of the state.

“She screamed from the vehicle in which she was being taken to their den, when she observed that she was in another place and the people in the area blocked the vehicle, beat the occupants, killed them and burnt them to ashes,” Mr. Adejobi said.

“The victim is being interrogated. We are going to use a multifaceted approach. We want to know if there had been an interaction between the suspects and the victim. The jungle justice affected our case.

“The people alerted us at the Headquarters instead of calling the DPO in Ota, and immediately we asked the DPO to move to the scene. Before they got there, the suspects had been killed and burnt to ashes. It was a heavy inferno, they put tyres on the suspects and set them ablaze. We have evacuated their ashes.

“We have taken over the matter; we are still investigating the matter. We condemn jungle justice, people should desist from this act”, the spokesperson said.

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