Mob kills crime suspect in Bayelsa

Posted by News Express | 27 May 2021 | 680 times

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An angry mob on Wednesday meted jungle justice on a crime suspect in Bayelsa State.

The incident happened around Customs Road in the Biogbolo-Epie area of the state capital, Yenagoa.

It was gathered that the unidentified young man was among a three-member gang who used tricycle also known as Keke to rob residents.

The mob also set ablaze the Keke with Ministry of Transport registration number 9583 used by the hoodlums in their operations.

While one of them was arrested by the police, the third member was said to have escaped.

An eyewitness, Jude Azubuike, said the criminals were pursued to the scene by their victim whom they had robbed in another part of the community and collected his money and POS machine.

He said that luck ran out on the gang when the driver of a Hilux van, who overhead the POS operator shouting “thief, thief” and pursuing the criminals, blocked their tricycle with his vehicle.

Azubuike said, “As they tried to run away, one of them was caught and beaten to death, one escaped and the other was arrested and taken away by the police.

“They robbed one man at Erepa Road and collected his money and POS machine. But the man followed them with another Keke until they were caught here.”

The Police Public Relations Officer, Bayelsa State Command, Mr Asinim Butswat, confirmed the incident and said that the arrested suspect was in custody. (Daily Independent)

Source: News Express

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