Security, they use to say is everybody business. One cannot really say if there is an increase in crime nowadays or internet makes the exposure such crime public.
Obadeyi-Ijaiye end of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway was home to a mammoth crowd on Tuesday following the discovery of a suspected kidnappers’ den in the area.
Clothes, slippers, bags, among other items, were reportedly found in an uncompleted building at the end of a tunnel in the area.
The crowd laid siege to the hideout from 7am till evening, during which five persons, suspected to be kidnappers and ritual killers, were accosted while trying to escape from the tunnel, which was part of a canal in the area.
Two of them were set ablaze by a mob while policemen rescued three others from the scene.
PUNCH Metro learnt that a highway sweeper with the Lagos State Waste Management Agency was on morning duty when she heard the voice of a woman calling for help from the canal.
The sweeper was said to have raised the alarm, which drew the attention of residents and security guards attached to a bank along the expressway.
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