Two young men suspected of robbery were nabbed and one was killed by an angry mob in Benin, Edo state.
The young men are alleged to have been terrorizing the Sakponba neighbourhood by snatching people’s phones at night and collecting money belonging to market women.
They allegedly went to steal a laptop and an iPhone 6 on the night of Sunday, October 4, 2018, and were caught on Monday morning around Upper Sakponba road.
Angry residents decided to deliver jungle justice rather than take the suspects to the authorities. They beat up the suspects so badly that one of them died before police arrived.
The other was rescued by the police.
In a graphic video shared online, one of the onlookers can be heard saying to the dead suspect: “See wetin you use your life cause?”
Sharing video and photos of the incident to Facebook, Osas Alibaba Iyeke wrote:
today was amazing two boys was caught in upper sakponba road Benin city beninthey have been terrorizing everywhere collecting money from market women and snatching phone every night yesterday night they went to steal iphone 6 and laptop they were caught this morning one of them was there before the police arrived