A suspected female kidnapper was on Monday set ablaze by an irate mob in Ilorin, Kwara state
The incident took place at the Offa Garage area of the metropolis, ROYAL NEWS reports.
Eyewitnesses said the suspect attempted to kidnap twins babies in a school within the area on the pretence that their mother had asked her to take custody of the babies.
However,when the mother of the pupils were contacted she was said to have denied sending anyone to bring home the children.
Sources further said that sympathisers who heard the lamentation of the mother followed her and pounced on the suspect and set her ablaze.
The spokesman of the state police command, Ajayi Okasanmi confirmed that the suspect was set ablaze before the arrival of the police officers at the scene.
He warned residents to stop taking laws into their hands, adding that they should report suspects to the police for necessary action.
Okasanmi also said three people had been arrested in connection with the lynching, adding that police had commenced investigations on the matter.