Lagos woman set ablaze for kidnapping baby dies in Lagos Hospital

9 Sept 2022

The accused female ritualist, simply known as Toyin, who was arrested by a furious crowd while allegedly trying to kidnap an eight-month-old baby in the Ebute-Metta neighborhood of Lagos State and saved from being lynched, has passed away in the hospital.

SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the state police public relations officer, confirmed the development to our correspondent on Thursday.

He claimed that Toyin was admitted to the Federal Medical Center, Ebute-Meta, after being severely burned by the enraged mob that discovered her performing illegal conduct.

The woman passed away in the hospital, Hundeyin said.

Information has it that the suspect went to a relative of the baby's mother's home while looking for her husband, one Akeem.
Toyin exited the building but lingered around the area after learning that her spouse wasn't on the property and being told to leave.

She returned to the building and allegedly tried to abduct a baby after realizing that the sole adult left with the kids.

Toyin was stopped from doing so by an 11-year-old girl who was with the kids and raised the alarm, which led locals to find her.

The suspect was carried under the bridge in the Ijora district, where irate neighbors allegedly attempted to lynch her but the police eventually intervened and hauled her away.

Toyin allegedly suffered severe burns during the incident and was hospitalized, according to Hundeyin.

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