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2 set ablaze, 5 arrested for operating ritualists den in Lagos

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Two suspected ritualists were set ablaze after they were uncovered operating ritualists den at Ile Zik Bus Stop, along Lagos/Abeokuta expressway.

Five other suspects would be have lynched if not for police intervention.

The den was said to be located in a manhole.

According to Vanguard, a mad man was found around the manhole making use of iphone to call, saying “the people are there”, and this was overheard by curious passers-by.

Eyewitnesses also said that that mad man attempted to run inside the hole when he was accosted, but was apprehended and given serious beating before police arrived and rescued him from the mob.

It was gathered that he revealed that there were other members in the dark tunnel.

He was followed down to the hole and 3 more persons were found, though tried to escape by were apprehended on the ground of being a ritualist.

The fifth suspect, who also escaped death by the whiskers from the mob, was a vulcaniser, who had his stand around Ile-Zik.

The mob had pull down the wall of warehouse close to Ile-Zik Bus Stop after suspecting it as the place used by the ritualists to perpetrate their evil.

The 5 suspects have been taken to State Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Department, Panti.

After the search that lasted hours, nothing suggestive of the allegation was found in the building, with a mammoth crowd taking over the expressway, hindering the free flow of traffic.

But the Police has said the case was not of a ritualist but a destitute who resides in the hole, and warned Nigerians not to resort to jungle justice.

Lagos Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni said, “We have to stop this culture of jungle justice and allow the law take its course. This matter is a pure case of destitute and not ritualists.

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