Pandemonium broke out on Thursday morning in the Jakande Estate/Isheri area of Lagos following the death of a pedestrian who was knocked down by a commercial motorcycle operator.
It was gathered that the motorcycle rider veered off the road and hit a pedestrian who fell and died on the spot.
However, trouble started when people at the scene pounced on the motorcycle rider and beat him to a stupor.
But for the swift arrival of policemen who intervened, rescued and took him to the hospital, he would have been lynched to death by the irate mob.
Confirming the incident, the Spokesperson of Lagos State Police Command SP Benjamin Hundeyin said policemen arrived at the scene on time and rescued the motorcycle rider from being lynched. And immediately took him to the hospital for treatment and evacuated the pedestrian.
Before the Policemen came back to the scene, the angry mob had set motorcycles ablaze.
The Lagos State Police Command condemns jungle justice in very strong terms. Anyone found engaging in such would be dealt with by the law. Meanwhile, officers are on the ground and normalcy has returned to the area.”