A suspected thief who has been allegedly terrorising a secluded community in the Ikeja area of Lagos State was nearly lynched by an angry mob.
It took the timely intervention of the police to stop the enraged crowd from killing the man identified as Austin Obi.
It was learnt that he was caught in the act while trying to steal laptops from a shop after he had successfully carried out such operations in the past.
Narrating the incident, an eyewitness said: “There is this thief that usually comes to our neighborhood in Ikeja (Seriki Aro) to steal almost every night, and as God will have it, he was caught this morning and almost lynched and burnt before the Police came and took him away.
“What he stole last night were 3 Laptops. While they were interrogating him, he said his name was Austin Obi. And asking who his people were and if he knows anybody around here, he started mentioning names of popular police men in Ikeja.
“And that was how Police quickly came and took him away. Meaning he might be working with the police men. But he was just darn lucky today sha.”
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