Thursday, August 4, 2011

Public Attack Human Eaters In Lagos [Photo Inside]

There was drama yesterday when an angry mob stripped naked two men, Alaba Abiodun and Samuel, who were allegedly eating human flesh,but they were lucky as the timely arrival of policemen who saved them from being set ablaze.

This is how PM news reported the incident:

Earlier, a passer-by along the rail line in Ikeja saw three men in tattered dresses. One of them was making a call and one eating a meat suspected to be human flesh.

The passer-by raised an alarm that attracted the mob which instantly pounced on the two suspect human part eaters. But the one making the phone call managed to escape.

Their problem was compounded when the mob moved to their hideout behind the Ikeja Local Government Secretariat fence and found a cutlass, knife, charms and meat with fat which the mob suspected to be human flesh.

When a detachment of policemen from Area ‘F’ arrived the scene, Abiodun told them, that he was a carpenter but had no money to set up a workshop.

Abiodun claimed to be from Akiniku in Moloney area of Ilaro, Yewa, Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria. He added that he made the hideout his residence as he could not afford to rent a room for himself.

He explained that the meat discovered in their hideout was a cow fat which they eat and not human parts.

After intensive questioning, the policemen were convinced that the suspects were mistaken for human parts eaters and sellers by the mob. They were later released.

Speaking with P.M.NEWS on the incident, a police officer who preferred anonymity advised the public to investigate suspected criminals before taking any action.

But for the timely intervention of the policemen, the officer noted, the suspects would have been set ablaze.

Source: PM News


  1. those guys a public nuisance, that is the reason why each and every Nigerian most be responsible. there too many indiscipline everywhere in Nigeria. they should have been charge for loitering. becos the have no job doing behind the place they where found

  2. all you guys seem to be saying is that jungle justice is justified.why is any one not commenting on the fact that these guys were innocent of the FALSE ALARM that a PASSER BY raised? i mean come to think of it: he/she was walking by, saw two people eating meat, then the next tin is to assume it was human flesh.then comes the mob to this really the best way to achieve a great nigeria?(beats my imagination)

    1. Yes, you are right. A very dangerous mob mentality, quick to judge, quick to anger and not to consider the facts rationally. These men did nothing wrong. The mob did.

  3. i feel we need a lot of caution in our reaction, the fact that we are all scared to death in this country is no reason to raise an alarm without proper investigation.