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Published On: Mon, Dec 25th, 2017

Angry mob lynches suspected pick-pocket in Delta

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From Osakhare Erese Asaba

Angry mob in the midst of huge crowd at the popular Ogbeogonogo Market, Asaba Delta State, has allegedly lynched a suspected pick-pocket to coma after he (pick-pocket) was alleged to have stolen N1, 500.00 from a lady’s bag.
It was reliably gathered that the incident which occurred in the early hours, saw the suspect in the trouble when the lady (victim), a hair stylist was rushing to buy some food items and in the ever busy market, the suspect carefully removed the money from her bag but luck ran out of him as the lady noticed, and raised the alarm which attracted the market women/men to the scene when he was allegedly lynched to coma.
Speaking to our reporter, the victim (name withheld), said: “the suspect suddenly removed the N1, 500 from my bag, and I shouted for help and he was caught and was beaten up”.
It was also learnt that N1, 500 was recovered in the pocket of the suspect who allegedly confessed he was looking for money to buy food.
One of the beaters of the market, Martin Oyimare said: “we caught the suspect with the N1, 500 and before we know it, he had been beaten by the market security operatives, and we took him to a nearby hospital, where later gained consciousness before handing over to the police at “A” Division.
Recall that the police detectives in Asaba recently arrested some suspected pick pockets who are currently being interrogated by the State Police Command authorities.
Meanwhile, armed robbers operating around Area 74 in Asaba have allegedly robbed a widow of her two cars and other house hold materials.
It was gathered that the widow (Mrs. Ruth Osigwe) was in command like under to face the floor with her children when the armed robbers stormed her house on Tuesday during wee hours after gaining entrance into the compound through the gate. The robbers were said to have fled with the vehicles upon which they (Sars) started.
But Mrs. Osigwe said the matter was reported to the police at the “A” Division, adding that the matter was being investigated.
In a swift reaction, the Police Image Maker in the State, Mr. Andrew Aniamaka said investigation was ongoing with a view to tracking down the armed robbers.

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