A man who was wrongly accused of stealing a phone was killed and his body thrown into a lagoon by an angry mob in Lagos.
On Monday, a 22 year old man who has been identified as Olamide Omolede was wrongfully accused of stealing a phone in Badore, Ajah area of Lagos state and was beaten to death by an angry mob. According to reports, the man was killed after a lady accused him of stealing her phone at a nearby store where he went to charge his phone for a fee, his body was later deposited in the lagoon.
According to an eye witness who spoke with Premium Times, 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.”