He was pleading for mercy and for his life amidst several beating, planking and punching.

His body was covered with blood, his eyes swollen as he was dragged along the street like a common criminal by angry Ikorodu residents.

His 'crime' is that he was suspected to be a member of the dreaded Badoo cult group.

A video which was shared by a Facebook user, Balogun Bisola, showed angry residents insisting the suspect must die.

The timely intervention of a police officer stopped the angry residents from killing him.

The residents mostly youths were heard shouting “You Must Die!”,

The police officer had to fire some gunshots into the air before the crowd dispersed.

Members of the dreaded group had killed about 26 residents of Ikorodu community in the last one year, police say.

The group on Tuesday attacked two churches in Owode-Ajegunle area of Lagos, killing three people in what could be described as a reprisal attack.

See video below: