A suspected armed robber had his wrist minimize off by an offended mob within the Ijora Badia space of Lagos State.
Based on The Nation, the suspect had tried to evade arrest after his gang of over 25 merchants attacked underneath the Iganmu Bridge within the Apapa-Iganmu LCDA space of the state.
Sadly for him, a mob together with a few of the victims who have been robbed of their cash, cellphones and different valuables, severed his wrist as he fled the lynching.
Cops connected to Badia Division additionally arrested 5 of the suspect’s alleged accomplices at Ajeromi Main College, the place they allegedly hid after attacking their victims.
These arrested included Jamiu Dauda, 22 (aka Fogo), Adebayo Monday, 24 (aka White), Obinna Vincent Okafor, 23 (aka Omo-Adugbo), Fortunate Olanayo, 20, and Henry Akpan, 22 years.
Varied charms and the severed wrist have been recovered by detectives throughout the operation at round 8pm on Thursday January 19, 2023.
A supply mentioned the thugs struck round 7.30pm and operated for round half-hour earlier than police have been notified they usually rushed to the scene.
He mentioned it was one of many victims recognized as Mohammed, who advised detectives which route the criminals fled, including that officers instantly recovered the severed wrist as they pursued the suspects.
Based on the supply, Dauda, the alleged ringleader, was on the police wished record since his alleged involvement within the looting and burning of Orile Police Division throughout the October 2020 ENDSARS violence.
“We acquired a misery name round 7:30 p.m. Thursday that individuals have been working as boys over the age of 20 with harmful weapons attacked individuals,” the supply mentioned.
“Instantly, we mobilized and went after them. They managed to steal Hausa earlier than we acquired there.
“We noticed a sure Mohammed Sanni, a dealer who sells electronics. He advised us that the thugs got here in a commando fashion and attacked them with harmful weapons and within the course of they stole about 20 handsets, varied sums of cash and different valuables.
“He additionally advised us the route they went which prompted us to pursue them and within the aftermath 5 of the alleged armed robbers led by Jamiu Dauda, a infamous and wished suspect, have been arrested. .
“Sadly, one of many suspects was captured by the gang, mercilessly crushed and his left hand severed as he managed to flee the scene earlier than police arrived.
“The severed wrist was dropped at the police station and different suspects recognized it as that of their member by the title of Sodeeq (aka Sogbe).” added the supply.