The Lagos State Police has taken into protective custody, one Emmanuel Emeka, who was allegedly nearly lynched by some Hausa youths in the Ketu area of the state.
A source told PUNCH, that the victim, was said to have written a blasphemous word on a magazine.
“It happened around 9PM on Sunday. The issue could have led to a bloody fight between Christians and Muslims in Ketu, but for the police.
What happened was that the man wrote something on a magazine which the Hausa youths said was blasphemous. When other Hausa men saw it, they became angry and seized him.
Some of his friends tried to rescue him and that almost started a fight. The police were alerted and they responded quickly and doused the rising tension,” the source said.
Lagos Police Spokesperson, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirming the incident, said:
The Lagos State Police Command averted what could have been a religious crisis between the Igbo community and the Hausa Muslim community due to the timely intervention of its operatives.
At about 9:05PM, the Ketu division received a distress call that a boy was about to be lynched by some youths because he wrote blasphemous words on their magazine.
The boy was rescued and kept in protective custody. His chemist shop was secured from destruction. Everywhere is calm as the police have intensified patrol in the area after successfully calming frayed nerves.