CITY NEWS Sus­pected mo­tor­cy­cle thief set ablaze in Dabi

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - By Abubakar Sadiq Isah

Asus­pected 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 Abu­jaLokoja 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.

The corpse of a sus­pected mo­tor­cy­cle thief set ablaze in Dabi

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