A man, Gbenga Afuye escaped death after an attempt to lynch him over missing joystick was averted through the assistance of a commercial sex worker who offered sex.
Source reports that one Sahilu Bala raised an alarm on the street that the victim, Afuye stole his joystick when he had contact with him at the bus stop.
The people around believed him, attacked and attempted to kill Afuye to force him to restore the joystick. The victim sworn and denied that he did not steal any joystick and offered to be killed publicly if it was investigated that he did so.
The incident happened at Ogba bus stop in Lagos where the joystick was said to have got missing. Sources report that the battered victim was later rescued and taken to the police at Pen Cinema Division in Agege, Lagos.
It was gathered that the police carried out discreet investigation and the man who claimed that his joystick was missing was taken to a sex worker at the railway line at Agege. He tested it after the worker had calmed him down and it worked perfectly.
Some of the angry mob who followed both the suspect and the victim to the station to confirm whether the joystick was actually stolen or not were surprise when Bala who earlier claimed that his joystick was stolen confirmed when he tested it on the sex worker.
Three of the suspects who participated in the alleged mob were arrested and charged before Ogba Magistrates court for assault and conduct likely to caused breach of public peace by raising false alarm.
The suspects were Salihu Bala, Masahundu Abubakar, and Alhassan Mohammed. They pleaded not guilty. The presiding Magistrate, Mrs. G.O. Anifowoshe granted them bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum.
They were remanded in prison custody pending when they will perfect their bail condition. The matter was adjourned till 15 November, 2017.