Thursday, 23 August 2012

Police rescue robbery suspect from mob attack

Men of
Bayelsa Police special
security outfit
Operation Doo Akpo,
yesterday, saved a
robbery suspect from
being lynched by an
angry mob on Mgbi
Road in Amarata
suburb of Yenagoa.
The suspect, in
company of another
now at large, was said
to have robbed a
woman coming out
from one of the new
generation banks at
Amarata of her cash at
gunpoint and fled in a
get away motorcycle.
The hoodlums, it was
learnt, were given a
hot chase by other
angry Okada riders.
Luck, however, ran out
on the two men when
the angry Okada riders
blocked them in front
of the Melford Okilo
General Hospital.
While one of the
suspects was
apprehended and
given the beating of
his life, the other
jumped over the
hospital fence and
escaped into the bush.
The prompt
intervention of a police
patrol team that was
on surveillance in the
area, prevented the
angry mob from
setting the suspect
But the motorcycle
with which the robbery
suspects operated was
not spared as it was
Said a policeman
attached to one of the
patrol teams: “When
we rushed to the
scene, we discovered
that they had beaten
the suspect to stupor
and were about
pouring petrol on him.”

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