Residents Overpower Armed Robber, Beat Him To Death In Ogun

Nigeria Police Force

Residents of Abule-Ijoko, Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State have taken the judgement in there own hands on a five-man robbery gang that attacked them during the week, killing one of the robbers.

According to PUNCH, the robbers, armed with a locally-made gun and cut lasses, ransacked two apartments occupied by some youths on Tuesday night, dispossessing them of phones and laptops.

It was gathered that one of the victims mustered the courage and confronted the robbers when they wanted to cart away his clothes after collecting his phone.

It was further learnt that the robbers fled the scene with the loot but one of them was not lucky as he was held and beaten to death.

The case was said to have been reported at the Agbado Police Station and a team led by the Divisional Police Officer, SP Yero Kuranga, went to the scene to recover the corpse.

One of the victims, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the incident occurred around 11.30pm when one of his roommates went out to put off the generator.

He said, “We are four living in the room. The generator was on when we went to bed. Power was restored around 11.30pm and one of my roommates went out to put off the generator. He didn’t know that the robbers were already inside the compound.

“There are three doors (that lead) to our apartment. He closed the one next to the room while he was going out and left the two others open.

As he wanted to put off the generator, they attacked him with cutlasses and injured him.

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