The Lagos State Police Command has given details on the mastermind of the lynching of a sound engineer in the Lekki area of the state.
Reports had it that some motorcyclists, popularly known as Okada riders, beat and burnt to death the sound engineer over N100 change.
Four suspects have since been arrested by the police in connection with the murder.
However, one online platform reported that the four suspects are of the Hausa ethnicity. This forced a reaction from the Police Spokesperson in the state, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who rubbished the report as fake news.
He tweeted, “Fake news! Why give ethnic colouration to crime? Crime is crime. A criminal is a criminal. It would shock you to realize that the mastermind of the lynching is not even a motorcycle owner/rider and guess what, he’s a southerner. My point is, ‘dead’ the stereotypes.”
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Government has reiterated its condemnation of the mob attack on the sound engineer.
In a statement, the government said, “The police are holding four suspects at the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Panti. Two survivors of the condemnable act are in hospital.
“The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, has spoken with the family of the victim, Mr. David Sunday. He sends the condolences of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and assures them that justice will be done in this matter.
“We condemn and will not condone any kind of jungle justice, no matter who the perpetrators are.”