Angry mob at about 7pm on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 set a suspected Tricycle thief ablaze at the Popular Okumagba Estate in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State.
Investigations revealed that two other members of the criminal gang were also arrested by men of the Nigeria Police Force “B” Division as one other managed to escape.
The four man suspected robbery gang were said to have shot sporadically into the air in an attempt to rob and cart away the tricycle from its operator.
It was gathered that the Tricycle operator raised alarm attracting other Tricycle operators as well as passersby who gave the suspects a hot chase.
In the pursuit, one of the suspects was apprehend and set ablaze before the arrival of the Police at the scene.
After further combing of the area, the Police arrested two other suspects who are now cooling off their heels in detention.
The Divisional Police Officer “B” Division, SP Ebi Orubiri declined comments on the matter as he referred Journalists to speak with the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Andrew Aniamaka.
Contacted, the Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Muhammad Mustafa confirmed the report in a chat.
According to CP Mustafa, “It is confirmed. They were caught trying to rob a Keke (Tricycle). One escaped, two were arrested and one was set ablazed.”