The police command in Oyo has rescued two suspects, who allegedly attempted to kidnap a nine-year-old girl from being lynched.
The command disclosed this in a statement by its spokesman, Adewale Osifeso, on Monday in Ibadan.
Mr Osifeso said police officers on Sunday around Alakia Adelubi axis at about 9:20 a.m. responded to a distress call on the “execution of jungle justice.”
The suspects were alleged to have attempted to abduct the girl while on her way to church.
He added that preliminary investigations revealed that the girl was in the company of her mother, Afolabi Modupe, and other siblings when the two suspects attempted to snatch her from her mother’s grip.
“The commissioner of police in the state, Ngozi Onadeko, appealed to the citizenry against taking laws into their hands with the assurance of a diligent and thorough investigation into the incident,” he added.