A middle-aged suspected thief and motorcycle snatcher was on Wednesday apprehended in Osogbo, Osun state capital, by one of his victims and nearly lynched by a mob before police officers rescued and took him away.
The suspect, it was gathered, robbed a commercial motorcyclist of his bike, at gunpoint, around Kelebe Area of Osogbo some months ago.
The robber succeeded in taking away the motorcycle, after the owner was saved by some passersby who were on their way to Iragbiji.
However, the robber was apprehended on Wednesday, infront of a commercial bank in Osogbo, when the commercial motorcycle owner, he robbed, raised alarm upon sighting at the bank.
It was gathered that the owner of stolen motorcycle was able to recognize the suspect and confronted him.
The suspect, knowing that the environment was not save for him, started begging his victim to give way for dialogue.
The two of them later engaged in hot altercation and in the process drew the attention of other people who were at the bank premises, who came to enquire about what was happening.
The suspect was nabbed and two locally made pistols and some charms were found on him.
It took the intervention of the policemen who came to rescue the suspect from the mob
Confirming the incident, the Assistant Spokesperson of the Command, ASP Theophilus Adekola said two locally made pistols were recovered from the suspect.
Adekola said that the suspect would be charged to court after the investigation.
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