Lagos Mob Kills Man Wrongly Accused Of Stealing Phone, Throws Body Into Lagoon

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. 

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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.” 

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