The Lagos State Police Command has again warned residents to stop jungle justice.
Public Relations Officer Benjamin Hundeyin narrated the ordeal of a family on Wednesday.
The PRO said on Eko Bridge, four adults (including one grandmother) were beaten after they were suspected of being kidnappers.
A mob descended on the quartet because they had with them in their vehicle 12 children – between seven months and 12 years old.
Hundeyin noted that police officers from Ebute-Ero Division and the RRS rescued the adults from lynching.
“Their vehicle was totally burnt down by the mob”, the spokesman regretted.
“Preliminary investigation shows that they were coming from the beach where they allegedly went to do some sacrifices.”
The case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for further investigation.