Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Mob Sets Two Ablaze Over Alleged Okada Theft In Nasarawa

A mob on Tuesday set ablaze two men over
alleged attempted to steal a commercial
motorcycle popularly known as okada at
Akwanga Local Government Area of
Nasarawa State.
The State Police Public Relations Officer,
Ismaila Numan, confirmed the incident to the
News Agency of Nigeria in Nasarawa.
Numan said the mob set the suspects ablaze
after being caught allegedly trying to snatch
an Okada in the area.
He said the policemen from the nearest
divisional command, raced to the area after
receiving a distress call.
“But before our men got to the scene of the
incident, the two suspects were already set
ablaze by the mob while the third suspect
ran away”, he said.
Numan explained that before police could get
to the scene, one of the two suspects set
ablaze died while “our men were able to
rescue the second one alive”.
He however said the rescued suspect died
while he was being taken to the hospital.
Numan said the command had commenced
investigation into the matter with a warning
to members of the public to desist from
taking the laws into their hands.

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