Nigerians on social media yesterday condemned the killing of a comedian, Paul Chinedu, alias MC Think Twice by a vigilance group in Ikorodu area of Lagos State, who accused him of being a member of the dreaded ritual gang, Badoo.
Chinedu was one of three men set ablaze on Sunday morning at Odogunyan, Ikorodu after they were apprehended by vigilance group along Oju-Emuren Street. According to residents, the suspect who were caught around 1a.m., were said to have told the local security officials that they were going to tow a broken down vehicle, but their accusers were not convinced.
The three men were lynched and burnt, while the Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) they drove in was also set ablaze. Chinedu, who was said to be returning from a show, had a flat tyre and sought help from the other two victims.
It was gathered that the trio rode in the SUV and were heading to the place the comedian’s vehicle broke down before they were stopped. Not convinced by their explanations, the vigilance group called out residents and the victims were burnt alive before dawn.
Chinedu’s friends, who learnt of his murder, lamented the barbaric action, urging the police to arrest and prosecute the culprits. The deceased’s friend, Ifeoluwa Olaoye, berated the vigilance group for resorting to jungle justice without investigation. Read more