Three persons, on Thursday, escaped being lynched over alleged missing private organs in Ilorin, Kwara state capital.
The incident, according to the state Police Command, occurred at Tanke/Oke-Odo area of Ilorin metropolis.
A statement by the spokesman of the command, SP Okasanmi Ajayi in Ilorin on Thursday, disclosed that
“three of such incidents were recorded in the Okeogun area of Tanke between Monday, July 17, 2023 and Thursday.
“In the three alarms raised, the three boys were taken to the hospital, tested, and were all found to have their private organs in perfect condition.”
“Meanwhile, the three accused persons were almost lynched if not for the quick intervention of policemen and people around them.
“The mischievous suspects that raised the false alarm have already been charged in court,” the spokesman added.
The state Commissioner of Police, Ebunoluwarotimi Adelesi, warned evil members of the public to stop such fake private organ theft alarms or risk arrest and prosecution.
She also advised members of the public to be wary of the antics of the fake alarmists and report any such incident to the police, while reminding the people that jungle justice is punishable by law, “hence, the good people of Kwara State are advised to avoid involving in it.”