Three mobbed to death for stealing motorcycles
Sequel to the jungle justice on three suspected armed robbers by irate mob in Ondo State, the state police command has expressed its determination to stamp out such acts in the state and prosecute such offenders accordingly.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr. Femi Joseph, declared this in Akure yesterday, describing the attack as illegal and a blatant breach of the law.
The Guardian gathered that the three suspected armed robbers, who allegedly stole two motorcycles at gunpoint along Hospital Road in Akure, were attacked by some youths on Monday.
Unluckily for them, they were mercilessly injured and dehumanized by the irate mob before the arrival of the police, who rescued them from the scene, but gave up the ghost before they got to the hospital.
Joseph warned that the police would not condone such act and illegality from the people, stressing that the perpetrators would be appropriately prosecuted so as to serve as deterrents to others.
Reporting the crime, he disclosed that “around 8a.m. yesterday along Hospital Road, we were told a three-man gang was caught trying to steal an Okada. In the process, the owner raised an alarm, which attracted some members of the public.
“In no time a mob descended on the suspects and beat them to a pulp. They sustained third degree injuries. We tried to rush them to hospital but they died midway.”
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