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Angry Mob Chops Off Fleeing Suspect’s Wrist In Lagos



Angry Mob Chops Off Fleeing Suspect’s Wrist In Lagos

The alleged ringleader, had been on the wanted list

An angry mob have chopped off the wrist of one of the hoodlums who attacked some traders under the Iganmu bridge in the Apapa-Iganmu Local Council Development Area of Lagos.

It was gathered that the suspect had attempted to evade arrest after his gang numbering over 25 attacked traders under the Iganmu Bridge, Apapa-Iganmu LCDA area of the state.

A mob including some of the victims who were dispossessed of their cash, mobile phones and other valuables, severed his wrist while he fled being lynched.

Police operatives attached to Badia division also arrested five of the suspect’s alleged accomplices at Ajeromi Primary School, where they were said to have hidden after attacking their victims.

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The suspect was identified as, Jamiu Dauda, 22, (a.k.a Fogo), Adebayo Monday, 24, (alias white), Obinna Vincent Okafor, 23, ( a.k.a Omo-adugbo), Lucky Olanayo, 20, and Henry Akpan, 22.

Various charms and the severed wrist were recovered by detectives in the operation carried out around 8 pm on Thursday, January 19, 2023.

A source said that the hoodlums struck around 7:30 pm and operated for about 30 minutes before the police were notified and raced to the scene.

He said it was one of the victims identified as Mohammed, who told detectives the direction the criminals fled to, adding that the operatives immediately recovered the severed wrist as they went after the suspects.

An eyewitness said Dauda, the alleged ringleader, had been on the wanted list of the police since his alleged involvement in the looting and burning of the Orile Police Division during the END SARS violence of October 2020.

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According to Police sources, “We received a distress call around 7:30 pm on Thursday that people were seen running as some boys numbering over 20 with dangerous weapons were attacking people.

“Immediately we mobilised and went after them. They succeeded in robbing some Hausa people before we got to the scene.

“We saw one Mohammed Sanni, a trader who deals in electronics. He told us that the hoodlums came in a commando style and attacked them with dangerous weapons and in the process, they robbed them of about 20 handsets, various sums of money and other valuables.

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“He also told us the direction in which they went, which made us go after them and in the process, five of the suspected armed robbers led by Jamiu Dauda, a notorious and wanted suspect, were arrested.

“Unfortunately, one of the suspects was captured by the mob, beaten mercilessly and his left hand severed as he managed to escape from the scene before the arrival of the police.

“The severed wrist was brought to the station and other suspects identified it as that of their member by the name Sodeeq (alias Sogbe).” the source added.

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