Two suspected robbers were almost lynched to death by an angry mob in Port Harcourt after they robbed a woman.
But for God’s intervention, two armed robbery suspects said to be notorious criminals in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital and its environs, would have been lynched to death by an angry mob that descended on them after they robbed a boutique owner in city.
The suspects were said to have robbed the woman who owns the boutique in the Trans-Amidic area of Port Harcourt, and while trying to make their escape on their motorcycle, the woman raised an alarm which attracted members of the public who chased and caught them.
One of the Port Harcourt robbers getting his share of the jungle justice
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They were given the beating of their lives and this is how an eyewitness captured the scene:
“I was on my way to Wema Bank on Trans Amadi Road, Port Harcourt, around 11am today. Suddenly, I spotted a crowd gathered in front of a shop close to Mothercat bus stop.
In their midst were two guys on the ground who appeared pummelled. I gathered that they were thieves that just robbed a female boutique owner in her shop along the same Trans Amadi Road.
They escaped with their loot (in the plastic bag beside the thief lying on the ground), with their bike but were caught by some mobile police men. One man amongst the crowd identified one of the thieves (the one sitting on the ground) as a notorious criminal who operates around Rumuokoro axis.
On interrogation, they said they were poor and jobless.”
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