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9 Aug 2017

JUNGLE JUSTICE: Suspected motorcycle thief set ablaze in Kwali

A suspected motorcycle thief has been set ablaze by a mob in Dabi village, near Kwali.
Witnesses said the incident happened at about 4:00p.m. on Sunday in the community on the Abuja-Lokoja expressway.
One of the witnesses who introduced himself as Yahuza, said the mob pursued the suspected thief from Gwagwalada to Dabi after he allegedly snatched a motorcycle.
He said the suspect abandoned the machine and took to his heels but that the mob caught up with him and started beating him.
“Some of the people used dangerous objects to stab him all over the body, while others hurled big stones at him, until he became unconscious. They now brought a tyre and set him ablaze,” he said. Our reporter who got to the scene when the suspect had already been set ablaze, observed that several people watched as the suspect burnt, while some used their phones to take photographs.
When contacted, the Kwali Divisional Crime Officer (DCO), Samuel Adamu, confirmed the incident, but he declined to speak further and instead directed our reporter to the FCT Police Command for any statement on the incident.
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