A suspected car thief was saved from the hands of angry mobs by the Police in Abuja last Saturday. According to reports, the suspect who was involved in stealing cars of unsuspecting victims in the Nyanya area of Abuja, was caught on that fateful day as he was about to steal yet another car.
An angry crowd at the scene pounced heavily on him, beating him mercilessly. Eyewitnesses report that, but for the timely intervention of the Police, the suspect would have been lynched by people who wanted to take laws into their hands.
Despite the consequences of car theft, some bad eggs in the society engage in the criminal act, making away with cars of their victims. If they are successful with their robbery, the victims are left to bear the brunt of their loss. But as the saying goes: “every day for the thief, one day for the owner.” When caught in the process, the suspects are not spared. Some people take charge of the situation and serve jungle justice to the person(s) involved by setting them on fire. This would have been the case of the suspect if the Police had not intervened.
The suspect after he was badly beaten
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