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A middle-aged woman suspected to be a child kidnapper was burnt to death in Ondo town, Ondo State while allegedly trying to kidnap a five years old girl just as rumour of the activities of kidnappers in the state now create tension and anxiety.
AKURE—A middle-aged woman suspected to be a child kidnapper was burnt to death in Ondo town, Ondo State while allegedly trying to kidnap a five years old girl just as rumour of the activities of kidnappers in the state now create tension and anxiety.
The woman Vanguard gathered confessed to be a specialist in the act, was caught while trying to lure the innocent girl into a hidden place with a wrap of sweet.
The incident allegedly happened around Adeyemi College of Education area between 11 am and 12 pm on Monday.
Four mobile phones, some objects suspected to be charms, unspecified amount of money and sweets were reportedly recovered from the suspected kidnapper by those that accosted her.
Vanguard learnt that she was said to have attempted to lure the little girl into a lonely corner with some of the sweets on her when her mother raised an alarm.
The mothers alarm, according to Vanguard findings reportedly attracted people around the place, who were students of the college and they promptly raced to the scene of the incident.
On interrogation by the people, the suspect reportedly told the mob that she had been engaging in child kidnapping business for a long time until nemesis caught up with her.
The crowd was, however, said to have been divided on what should be the fate of the woman as some of them were said to have suggested that she should be handed over to the police.
But majority of the people, who were youths,disagreed and insisted that justice would not be done as she would be released if she was handed over to the police.
While they were still arguing and before the police could arrive at the scene the people had put used tyre round the suspect and she was subsequently sprayed with petrol and set her ablaze.
Contacted the Area Commander of the police in Ondo, Mr. Isa Umoru confirmed the incident adding that the "woman had been set ablaze before the police could get to the scene.
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