Angry youths at Jakande Estate, Isolo area of Lagos State, reportedly set over 20 commercial motorcycles ablaze after a fatal accident killed one person.
The Lagos State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident in a statement released on Thursday.
Hundeyin revealed that a pedestrian was killed on the spot after being knocked down by a motorcycle that veered off the road.
However, he revealed that the suspect was rescued by the police as angry youths in the area attempted to attack him.
“It is important to clear the air on what’s going on at Jakande Estate/Isheri Road. This morning, a motorcycle rider veered off the road and hit a pedestrian. Unfortunately, the pedestrian fell and died on the spot. People around decided to lynch the motorcycle rider.
“The Police arrived at the scene on time and rescued the motorcycle rider from lynching. The Police immediately took the rider to the hospital for treatment and evacuated the pedestrian. Before the Police arrived back at the scene, a mob was already burning the motorcycles left behind by the fleeing riders,” he added.
“The Lagos State Police Command condemns jungle justice in very strong terms. Anyone found engaging in such would be dealt with in accordance with the law.”