A man left his girlfriend to rob neighbours, but could not make it back home – as irate youths mobbed him to death before police could have him rescued. This was how an armed robber operating on a motorcycle lost his life in Warri, Delta State.
His girlfriend, who was seen at the scene crying uncontrollably, said he left the house yesterday morning unknowing to her that he was into robbery in the neighbourhood.
It was learnt that the armed robber and another member of his gang operating on motorcycle had robbed an unsuspecting neighbour near Enerhen junction of money meant to pay his workers.
They were fleeing with the unspecified sum when neighbours started shouting “thief, thief”, prompting a hot chase during which the girl’s lover was caught at the Okoro Street.
The other suspect, however, ran faster and was able to escape the mob. The killed man, according to source, in a bid to escape was shooting sporadically into the air to scare his pursuers.
The fired shots however hit four persons who were later hospitalized.
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