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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Four mobbed robbery suspects in Lagos now dead


Nigeria Police

THE four suspected armed robbers that were served jungle justice at Jibowu area of Lagos State on Tuesday have died.

It was gathered that the suspects, Ahmed Fatai, Rafiu Mogaji, Godwin Uzong and Bayo Kadiri passed on Tuesday night at the Onipanu Police Station.

They were said to have died after bleeding for over four hours from bullet wounds and other injuries they sustained as a result of the mob attack on them.

They were said to have shot Ms. Joy Oroh on her thigh before collecting the money she had withdrawn to foot the hospital bill of a sibling admitted at the Infectious Disease Centre (IDH) of Mainland Hospital, Yaba.

But unfortunately for the gang, which also shot a motorcyclist who chased them, a mobile policeman attached to a bank on Morocco Road was said to have opened fire on them, which demobilizing them.

It was gathered that while their rider escaped with gunshot wounds, the other four were not so lucky as bystanders caught up with them and had them severely beaten. The suspects, who were bleeding were hit by bottles and other dangerous objects by the angry mob, who wanted to kill them.

“The suspects are dead. Their bodies are in the mortuary. It was not only the beating. Before the mob started beating them, a mobile policeman on bank guard had shot them while they were running,” a police source told The Guardian.

When contacted the police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni, said he was not aware if the suspects were dead.
“I do not know if they are dead. If there is any update on the issue, the police would brief you,” he said.

The suspects were among a five-man armed robbery gang, who had earlier positioned themselves in front of a bank. They were said to have attacked a woman, and collected an undisclosed amount of money from her.

Luck, however, ran against the fleeing gunmen as some boys close to the scene of crime spotted them. The boys immediately went after the robbers and arrested four of them, while one other escaped.

It was gathered that the suspects were rescued by the timely arrival of two policemen attached to the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) on motorbike.

The Guardian

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