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Three suspected escapees from Prison sentence clubbed to death by an angry mob

A large crowd of angry people on Saturday, lynched 3 suspected notorious criminals, who escaped from a correctional facility in Benin of Edo State.

CRIMECHANNELS gathered that the trio were killed by the raging youths at Oghara in Delta State.

According to reports, the youths killed them for their involvement in several criminal activities and kidnappings in Delta.

Confirming the killing, Police Public Relations Officer of Delta State, DSP Bright Edafe, said that the men, whose name were given as Onome Efetobore, Collins and Glory Ruben were all notorious criminals that have been on the Police wanted list.

Edafe said that by the time the Police had gotten to Oghara, the mob have already beaten then men to a pulp, he however said they rushed them to Oghara General Hospital, where they eventually gave up the ghost.


He said that the Police recovered a locally-made pistol and 3 live cartridges from the deceased men.

“Their corpses has been deposited in a mortuary, ” he added.

Meanwhile, he warned the public to desist from taking laws into their hands. He said next time, the people should arrest them and hand them over to the Police, who will then take the matter from there.

He warned that anyone caught in the act of unleashing heavy blows in an attempt to kill a suspected criminal will face the full wrath of the law.

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