A certain man suspected to be a member of the ferocious Islamic group, Boko Haram, escaped death on Monday as a group of angry mob almost lynched him in the Mile Two area of Lagos State.
The suspect, Musbau Ishola, who was said to have worn a turban on a military cap, and a long beard to match, infuriated several Lagosians who weren’t too comfortable with his appearance.
Following the apparent sense of suspicion that Ishola may be a member of the nefarious Islamic death cult, the angry mob accosted him and he was beaten blue and black before the intervention of police operatives in the area.
Speaking on the matter, a police source said, “The man had a long beard and put on a turban on a military cap. He was coming from the Oke Afa area around 5pm when people, who thought he was a member of the Boko Haram set, accosted him. They beat him to a coma.
“They were about to lynch him when we got there and rescued him. We have transferred the case to the police command headquarters.”
Confirming the incident, the State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, revealed that investigations were ongoing.
She said, “The suspect’s elder brother claimed he’s a military officer and he said it was his camouflage that his brother wore. We cannot make categorical statements on the case until the conclusion of investigations.”