A 21-year-old man has been rescued from an angry mob by police in Anambra State after he was caught trying to snatch a tricycle from its owner.
The spokesperson for the Anambra State police command, Haruna Mohammed, noted that the suspect who was identified as Ndubuisi Chibuike was already beaten to a pulp before men of the command rescued him following a tip-off from concerned citizens.
Haruna said, “At about 9:15 pm, following a distress call, Police operatives attached to the Command Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) arrested at Eke Awka one Ndubuisi Chibuike ‘m’ aged 21 years of Nenwe, Enugu State.
“Suspect who was beaten to stupor by the mob was rescued and arrested after he allegedly robbed one Agbaka Basil ‘m’ of his tricycle at gunpoint. Exhibits recovered from the suspect include one Makrov pistol with six life ammunition and the robbed tricycle.”
He further stated that the suspect has been taken to hospital for medical attention and would be charged to court as soon as Investigations is concluded.