Jungle justice has taken place in Ajegunle, a Lagos suburb also known as the Jungle, after an angry mob amputated a 25-year old mechanic, Seun Adisa, for allegedly stealing N10,000.
Kwara State-born Adisa was allegedly caught in the early morning after robbers invaded Mokoya street in Olodi Apapa, an extension of Ajegunle in Lagos State, western Nigeria, and carted away valuables.
Adisa was reportedly caught and searched while the robbers were escaping and was found with some stolen items.
P.M.NEWS gathered that a resident brought out a cutlass and cut off his right arm and when he was about to cut off one of his legs the police came and they handed him over to them.
The police alleged that Adisa and other members of his gang who are now at large, allegedly broke into the home of Augustine Enijore and stole the N10,000 he kept in the house including a wrist watch and necklace.
While the operation was going on, the residents mobilized and went after the gang and Adisa was apprehended and was found with the stolen money and the items.
The residents first recovered the items before one of them used a sharp cutlass and cut off Adisa’s arm.
But as he was about to cut off Adisa’s leg, the police arrived the scene and rescued him.
Adisa was brought to court on Monday with his right hand covered with bandage and when he was arraigned, he pleaded not guilty.
The presiding Magistrate, Mr T.A. Aborenwa granted him bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum.
He was ordered to be remanded in custody pending when he will perfect the bail.
However, because of the injury he sustained, the prison officials rejected Adisa and insisted that they needed medical report before they would accept him as an inmate.
Adisa was taken back to police custody pending when the report will be ready.