Armed robber set ablaze after shooting lady dead outside a bank in Lagos (graphic photos)
An armed robber who shot a lady dead outside a commercial bank at the Suru-Alaba area in Lagos, was served mob justice by angry residents of the area.
Though the man’s accomplice escaped, however it was gathered that the two suspects tried robbing the lady as she stepped out of the bank and shot her in the head before trying to steal her money. They however ran out of luck, as they were lynched by residents of the area who acted caught up with them.
One of the armed robbers was set ablaze by the angry mob, while the lady’s corpse was sent to the morgue. Here are photos below;
Few months ago, a suspected armed robber was also set ablaze by irate youths in Nkpor, near Onitsha, following an alleged robbery attack on a businessman along Owerri-Awka road in the area. An eyewitness told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the victim had just finished withdrawing money from a nearby bank at about 3pm, when he was attacked by the suspect and two others operating on motorcycle.
According to the source, the suspected robbers dispossessed the victim of an undisclosed amount of money, after trailing him from a distance.
“The victim quickly raised alarm which attracted passersby, who gave them a hot chase and apprehended one suspect, while his accomplices escaped.
“The suspect was immediately set ablaze by the angry youths before the arrival of the local security operatives in the area,” the source said.
Efforts to get the reaction of the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mrs Nkeiru Nwode were not successful. When contacted, the Coordinator, Nkpor Central Vigilante Services, Mr Raphael Anonye, who confirmed the incident, told NAN that efforts were on to arrest the escapees. He, however, cautioned residents not to take laws into their hands, adding that they should allow security agencies carry out their responsibility.