The victims, including adults and children, were all beaten Black and Blue before they were rescued by the Police.
The incident occurred at broad day light on Wednesday, but in his tweets, the Spokesperson, Lagos State Police Command, gave a clue to what transpired.
Citizens Compass learnt that the twelve were found in a vehicle at Eko Bridge but without mincing words, they were alleged of kidnapping and the vehicle was set ablaze.
“Police in Lagos, have stopped a mob from lynching 12 people in Eko Brudge, 12 people from Stop jungle justice!!! Today on Eko Bridge, four adults (including one grandmother) were beaten black and blue after they were suspected of being kidnappers because they had with them in their vehicle twelve children (ranging from 7 months to 12 years old.
“Police officers from Ebute-Ero Division and the RRS were on time to rescue the adults from lynching. Their vehicle was totally burnt down by the mob. Preliminary investigation shows that they were all coming from the beach where they allegedly went to make some sacrifices.
“The adults also explained that the children were their children and grandchildren. Case has been transferred to the SCID for further investigations.”