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Mob lynches suspected motorcycle thief in Delta

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Delta Police Commissioner, Mr. Zanna Ibrahim

•Police detain four cops for allegedly shooting female bus passenger
Angered by the increasing rate of motorcycle thieves in Ika nation, particularly in Agbor and its environs, a motorcyclist was reportedly lynched by angry mob in Umunede, Delta State, over allegation of theft at the weekend.

The victim was allegedly strangled to death after he confessed to have been involved in several motorcycle thefts in the area.

Policemen in Umunede confirmed that the suspect was lynched. They assured that police would continue to protect members of the public and their property.

In related development, the command also arrested four policemen, and other, who were allegedly involved in the shooting of a female passenger in a commercial bus in Ibusa, near Asaba at the weekend.

The Police Commissioner in the state, Mr. Zanna Ibrahim, who confirmed the arrest and detention of the of the policemen, said the officers were facing trial over alleged shooting of a female bus passenger, who refused to give them N100.00.

He said: “The following steps were taken as a result of the unfortunate alleged shooting incident. I ordered the arrest of the four members of the team for not preventing the escape of the culprit. The Divisional Police Officer and the Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), who was the team leader, have been queried and N100,000 has been given to the victim for her treatment.”

Commissioner added: “The fleeing suspect, F/No. 424188 Sergeant Samson Abuo, was arrested alongside four others, who allegedly were involved in the crime and they are currently undergoing trials.”


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