An angry mob on Sunday lynched a suspected motorcycle thief in Niger state.
Specifically, the incident occurred in Dusen Kura Gwari, Bosso Local Government Area of the state.
Equally important, the spokesman of the Niger State Police Command; ASP Wasiu Abiodun, disclosed this in a statement issued in Minna on Sunday.
Abiodun said that on Sunday, at about 9:50 am; the police received a distress call that a mob had attacked an unknown person along Dusen Kura Gwari area. According to him, a patrol team was mobilised to the scene and on sighting the patrol vehicle; the mob took to their heels and abandoned the victim.
Further, Abiodun said the victim was immediately rushed to the General Hospital, Minna, where he was confirmed dead.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the deceased was accused of motorcycle theft,” he said.
Meanwhile, the spokesperson said further investigation into the incident is ongoing with a view to arresting the attackers. He warned members of the general public to desist from any act of jungle justice; adding that the command will not condone what he called “self-help approach to justice”.
In other news, the #EndSARS protests in Ogbomoso, Oyo State took a very violent turn on Sunday, October 11, as three youths were reportedly killed by officials of the police unit.
1st News gathered that the #EndSARS protestors visited the palace of the Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Oyewumi Ajagungbade, over the death of Isiaka Jimoh who was shot by a SARS official on Saturday.
According to information gathered, the youths gained entry into the reception room of the king; and vandalized all things they saw in the room.
The youths in their thousands also pelted the bedroom of the monarch with stones breaking the window glasses.
In the ensuing melee, three of the protesting #EndSARS youth were reportedly shot dead in the process while others sustained injuries.
An indigene of the town revealed that the youth complained about the nonchalant attitude of the king which prompted the protests.