Teenage boy falsely accused of being a spy for cultists in Lagos rescued by the police

Teenage boy falsely accused of being a spy for cultists in Lagos rescued by the police

A 12-year-old boy has been rescued from being mobbed by men of the Rapid Response Squad, Lagos State Police Command on Monday April 13th after he was falsely accused of being a spy to suspected cultists attacking residents of Lagos and Ogun border communities.

According to the Rapid Response Squad, residents of Iju in Lagos state accosted the teenager who was loitering in the area and accused him of working as a spy for members of the Awawa boys cult group alleged to have carried out various attacks in the area since the lockown began.

RRS said before they could lynch the boy, a patrol team got to the scene and rescued the teenager from their grip.

"The boy was interrogated and he explained that he was on the street because he fled his home after a disagreement with his mother.

The RRS post read thus;

Our officers on patrol along Iju came across this 12yr old boy who residents suspected to be a spy for the Awawa boys. They interviewed him n realised he ran away from home after a misunderstanding with his mom.

His dad has been contacted and he has been taken handed over to Iju Police Station. Our patrol continues."

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