Mob allegedly lynches suspected thief for attempting to steal motorcycle in Delta


Angry mob in the early hours of Tuesday January 30 allegedly killed a suspected thief simply identified as Ejime for attempting to steal a motorcycle parked by its owner with two other members of his armed robbery gang now at large at Ughelli town, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.

This follows the incessant stealing of motorcycles popularly known as Okada in Ughelli and its environs.

An eyewitness who craved anonymity said the suspect who is resident in Afiesere Community and his gang were caught by the owner motorcycle who immediately raised alarm.

The eyewitness stated that youths of the area came out in large numbers and gave them a hot chase, noting that two of the suspects escaped but the lynched suspect (Ejime) who was a professional tailor was not lucky.

The eyewitness said that the deceased suspect confessed to the crime and also disclosed the identity of one of his gang members involved in snatching of the Okada in the area.

It was gathered that the relatives of the deceased suspect from neighbouring Isoko community have threatened to attack Afiesere community over the death of their son which they described as extrajudicial killing.

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