A suspected female kidnapper was lynched and set
ablaze by angry mob at Offa Garage area of Ilorin on
It was gathered that the woman had gone to fetch a
set of twins from an Arabic school in Kilanko area of
NAN gathered that the woman had approached the
school on the pretext that their mother had asked
her to pick up the twins from the school.
A source in the Arabic school, who pleaded
anonymity, told our reporter that luck ran out of the
suspected kidnapper when the twins mother was
contacted and denied sending anybody to pick up her
The source said the mother of the twins hurried to
the school and confronted the woman that she did
not sent her to take custody of her twin.
An eye witness told NAN that her outburst attracted
passersby to the school where the suspect was still
The eye witness said the passersby later pulled the
suspected kidnapper out of the school premises and
marched her to Offa Garage.
It was learnt that efforts by residents around the
Arabic school to prevail on the mob to hand over the
suspect to the police fell on deaf ears.
It was gathered that the suspected kidnapper was
then lynched and set on fire at about 11 a.m.
When NAN got to the scene of the crime, charred
remains of the lynched woman were still lying on the
When contacted, Kwara Police Public Relations
Officer, Ajayi Okasanmi confirmed the incident.
He told NAN on phone that the police were on the
trail of persons responsible for the the killing.
“Before we got the information, the deed had been
done and as we speak, policemen are already there
making effort to arrest the culprits.
“I can assure you we are going to do just that
because it is lawless for people to take life of another
human no matter the offence,” Okasanmi said.
The police spokesman, therefore, warned residents
not to take laws into their hands by not indulging in jungle justice.