Lagos - A suspected child kidnapper was
on Tuesday apprehended and beaten to a state of unconsciousness by an angry mob
at Odunade Bus stop, along Orile-Badagry express road in Lagos.
A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) who
witnessed the incident reports that the suspect was beaten and stripped naked
as blood gushed out from parts of his body.
Passers-by who spoke to NAN gave different accounts of how
the man whose name could not immediately be ascertained attempted to steal the
Mr Omololu Ojo, a dispatch rider, said that the man was
caught at Odunade bus stop while attempting to take the children aged between
six and three away.
"Somebody who knows the children saw him taking them and
alerted the parents who were already looking for them.
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"He tried to tell lies but they held him until the mother
of the children arrived and took them away,’’ Ojo said.
Other witnesses gave various account of how the man was
caught but the corroborative story was that the mother of the children did not
know the suspect who took them without her consent.
NAN could not get the name of the man and where he came from
as a result of his unconscious state.
When NAN visited the Orile-Iganmu Police Station, the
security officers said that such matter had yet to be reported.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP
Joseph Offor, told NAN that he had yet to get information on the incident.
Offor promised to make public details of the incident as
soon as he confirmed it.