Crime

Armed robbery suspect operating with toy gun caught by an angry mob, beaten to  death

Armed robbery suspect operating with toy gun caught by an angry mob, beaten to  death

An Angry mob has killed a yet-to-be identified suspected armed robber while making attempts to rob a resident of Olugboso in the Agege area of Lagos State.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Benjamin Hundeyin who confirmed the incident on Sunday, noted that the incident occurred last week.

It was gathered that the suspect who broke into an apartment of a resident identified simply as Victor, was nabbed by the mob with a toy gun which he was using to scare his victims.

Confirming the development, the Lagos PPRO said the suspect’s corpse has been deposited in the morgue, while Victor, who engaged the suspect in a fight, is responding to treatment in a hospital.


 

He said, “The incident happened. A pair of scissors and a toy gun were found on the suspect. The corpse has been deposited in the morgue.

“The victim was taken to the hospital and he is responding to treatment. Investigation is ongoing”.

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