An unknown mentally challenged woman was on Tuesday lynched and set ablaze by a mob at Abule-Ado area of Lagos State.
According to reports, the woman was allegedly in possession of three AK-47 rifles and a stolen baby.
However, the Lagos State Police Command has described it as an act of murder.
Spokesperson Lagos Police, Muyiwa Adejobi in a statement on Tuesday disclosed that an investigation is ongoing to apprehend the culprits and charge them for murder.
He said: “The Lagos State Police Command has commenced investigation into the killing and setting ablaze of a mentally challenged woman, who was alleged to have been in possession of a stolen baby and three (3) AK 47 rifles at Abule Ado, under the bridge, Festac Area of Lagos State on Monday 24th May 2021.
“Based on preliminary investigation, it was discovered that the mentally challenged woman had been living in the area for several years before she was lynched and set ablaze by some hoodlums in the area on the allegation of being in possession of a baby and three AK 47 rifles.
“The Command wishes to state categorically that the woman was just murdered for reasons best known to the perpetrators of the heinous crime as the investigation revealed that no baby and AK 47 rifles were found in her possession neither were they recovered by the perpetrators or the police. It’s just a clear case of murder, ” the police said.