There was pandemonium at Obadeyi bus-stop, Ojokoro axis of the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway, as an alleged ritualist was apprehended by residents in the area, when they overheard the voice of a woman allegedly kidnapped by the suspect and his accomplices crying for help.
They were said to have gone into the tunnel in search of the victim. The kidnapper had attempted to escape, but was caught by the angry mob who set him ablaze.
Security operatives according to reports were unable to rescue the kidnapper and his accomplice, as the angry mob burnt them to death.
Officials of the Lagos Rapid Response Squad, led by the Commander, RRS, Lagos state, Tunji Disu, arrived the scene, and were shown the various exits around the tunnel by some of the youth and residents of the area.
Earlier, a group of volunteers believed to be of the local vigilante group had plunged into the tunnel after the soldiers exited without trace of the alleged victim.
Mr. Disu said that the police would comb the underground tunnel with dogs and other experts.
He said this while addressing journalists at the scene of the incidence.
He appealed to residents to be calm and cooperate with the police and other security operatives, adding that two police officers had been injured.
Similarly, he disclosed that three suspects had been arrested so far and would be interrogated.