Mob sets robbers ablaze for stealing recharge cards

Date: 12-07-2013 6:15 am (8 years ago) | Author: Direct
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An angry mob has set three suspected armed robbers ablaze in Ikotun, Lagos State.

PUNCH Metro learnt on Thursday that the robbers were set on fire on Wednesday evening, shortly after robbing a recharge card trader at Second Junction bus stop on Governor’s Road.

Our correspondent, who visited the area, observed burnt tyres, carcass of a burnt motorcycle and some human flesh on the side of the road.

The recharge card trader, Ese Akporhono, who had a bandage on her head, told our correspondent that the robbers came to her shop posing as customers.

She said a few seconds later, the suspects pointed a gun at her and stole recharge cards worth N400,000 before fleeing.

She said, “Around 5pm, I was closing the shop when the men approached me saying they wanted to buy recharge card.

“Before I knew what was happening, the men brought out guns and went into my shop, They stole recharge cards and money. I engaged them in a struggle and attempted to prevent them from fleeing. They overpowered me and used the butts of their guns to hit me in the face and head.”

Our correspondent learnt that the robbers allegedly snatched a motorcycle and shot a man in the area and were fleeing when a motorist knocked them down.

An eyewitness, who requested anonymity, said a bystander prevented them from fleeing as he pelted them with stones while they were attempting to stand up.

Other residents quickly joined the bystander and grabbed the weak robbers, beating them up to a pulp.

He said, “After the vehicle knocked them down while they were attempting to escape, we seized them and beat them to a pulp. The crowd grew larger and this attracted the attention of policemen.”

Our correspondent learnt that a team of policemen from Ikotun Police Station stormed the scene and attempted to rescue the robbers but were overwhelmed by the mob.

It was learnt that policemen even fired gunshots into the air but the mob remained adamant.

A woman, who runs a bar in the area, said another team of policemen also arrived from Area M, Idimu, but the mob set the robbers ablaze.

She said, “The policemen came in a patrol vehicle and asked the crowd to hand over the robbers but they refused because they did not trust the police.

“Another team of policemen also came but the crowd ignored them. Some of them (crowd) got tyres, placed them round the robbers’ necks and set them ablaze.

“They however handed over their guns to the police.”

When asked why the residents took laws into their own hands, the woman said there had been an increase in robbery in the area and the police had failed them.

She said, “It is because armed robbers have been terrorising us that is why we close our shops early. Last year, a pregnant woman was robbed and killed in this area.

“We cannot continue to fold our arms. By this act, robbers will be afraid anytime they think of coming here.”

Akporhono told our correspondent that her recharge cards were still with the police and they had refused to return them to her.

“Police are holding my recharge cards as exhibit, I want them back because I am the victim,” she said.

When contacted on the telephone, the spokesperson for the state police command, Ngozi Braide, said she was aware of the incident and promised to call back.

Posted: at 12-07-2013 06:15 AM (8 years ago) | Hero
- merion at 12-07-2013 09:20 AM (8 years ago)
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calm down
Posted: at 12-07-2013 09:20 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- mejex at 12-07-2013 09:30 AM (8 years ago)
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speechless
Posted: at 12-07-2013 09:30 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- angesco at 12-07-2013 09:35 AM (8 years ago)
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Everyone ignores the Nigeria police -  they are only feared when they are pointing a gun at drivers  demanding for bribe! 

Mob justice continues in Nigeria -  and this is  in peace times.  I would hate to be there if a war breaks out!
Posted: at 12-07-2013 09:35 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- paulohking at 12-07-2013 09:44 AM (8 years ago)
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 Shocked
Posted: at 12-07-2013 09:44 AM (8 years ago) | Hero
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- whisperNaija at 12-07-2013 09:56 AM (8 years ago)
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Haba this is wickedness . . .. Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry

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Posted: at 12-07-2013 09:56 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- janelle01 at 12-07-2013 10:12 AM (8 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked
Posted: at 12-07-2013 10:12 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- naturalqueen at 12-07-2013 10:23 AM (8 years ago)
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Good Example for other robbers....
One day will definitely be for the owner of the house.
Posted: at 12-07-2013 10:23 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- steveoneal at 12-07-2013 10:28 AM (8 years ago)
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country where no one trust the police,, things fall apart, people walking on the streets like a time bomb,, nevertheless, jungle justice is not the best, we can offer,,, if there are people that deserve  jungle justice,, it is our (polilooters) polithievcians
Posted: at 12-07-2013 10:28 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Ijukunboi at 12-07-2013 10:35 AM (8 years ago)
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Ok now
Posted: at 12-07-2013 10:35 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Mobbysmartins at 12-07-2013 10:36 AM (8 years ago)
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Oga Police,abeg give the recharge card back to the poor girl.Exhibit for what??.Are you taking the burnt dead bodies of the robbers to the Court??.Abeg give the girl her recharge card.Stupid Police.
Posted: at 12-07-2013 10:36 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- sonjohn994 at 12-07-2013 10:42 AM (8 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 12-07-2013 10:42 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- osamabinladin at 12-07-2013 10:43 AM (8 years ago)
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Too bad !
Posted: at 12-07-2013 10:43 AM (8 years ago) | Hero
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- dickman2 at 12-07-2013 10:56 AM (8 years ago)
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for just rechange cards...what about those with guns..but I dont know why naija dey over do things..so police no dey for that area..this is nonsense..animal kingdom..
Posted: at 12-07-2013 10:56 AM (8 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Lekan22 at 12-07-2013 10:57 AM (8 years ago)
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 Lips Sealed
Posted: at 12-07-2013 10:57 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- christianity at 12-07-2013 11:02 AM (8 years ago)
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NAIJA NO DEY CARRY LAST FOR ANYTHING
Posted: at 12-07-2013 11:02 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- PeacetoU at 12-07-2013 11:26 AM (8 years ago)
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Robbing is a crime/sin so also killing. God have mercy.
Posted: at 12-07-2013 11:26 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- mathzno at 12-07-2013 11:56 AM (8 years ago)
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 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Their brothers for Naijapals go support them well well Grin. Abeg the law is catch and kill. Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool
Posted: at 12-07-2013 11:56 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- hensel1 at 12-07-2013 12:08 PM (8 years ago)
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noticed.
Posted: at 12-07-2013 12:08 PM (8 years ago) | Newbie
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- ezchusa at 12-07-2013 12:09 PM (8 years ago)
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good

Posted: at 12-07-2013 12:09 PM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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