A suspected tricycle snatcher has been beaten to death by a suspected angry mob in Warri, Delta State.
The incident occurred on Thursday Sept 30, 2021 when a member of a four-man gang of suspected tricycle snatchers was apprehended.
The Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Bright Edafe who confirmed the incident in a statement, said one of the suspects was arrested by the police.
According to the statement: “On 30/09/2021 at about 2015hrs, the DPO ‘A’ Division Warri acting on a distressed call that a tricycle with registration No FHR 600 QF has been snatched by four armed gang at Hausa quarters and was heading towards Delta line Warri/Sapele Road, Warri, deployed Rapid Response Team of the division to go after them.
“The team on sighting the hoodlums around Warri gave them a hot chase and in the process, one of the suspects, named Efe David ‘m’ age 22 years jumped down from the tricycle and was arrested while the other three escaped with the tricycle.
“Information was quickly disseminated to other Divisions and vigilantes which fortunately led to the arrest of one of them by vigilante with the snatched tricycle while two of the robbers escaped.
“The Vigilantes were overpowered by an irate mob who delivered instant jungle justice on the suspect. In the tricycle, cut to size double barrel gun with two live cartridges and some suspected stolen pieces of gold plated jewellery were recovered. The investigation is ongoing”.