The Police Command in Lagos on Tuesday said that a robbery suspect was burnt to death by an angry mob in Satellite Town in the state.
This is contained in a statement issued by command’s spokesman, SP. Dolapo Badmos, in Lagos.
Badmos said that the incident occurred when the suspect, who was shot in the leg by the police after a robbery operation, fell off from a motorcycle while escaping.
He said that the suspect and his gang members, on Monday at about 2.30 p.m. entered a Matrix Stores in Abule-Ado, Satellite Town, for robbery operation.
“They robbed the owner of phones and other valuables but a patrol team attached to Satellite Police Division was quickly mobilised to the scene to engage the hoodlums.
“In the process, one of the robbers was shot in the leg and a double barrel gun with two unexpended cartridges and all the robbed items were recovered.
“The wounded hoodlum allegedly fell off the motorcycle, while they were escaping and was burnt to death by angry mob before he could be rescued while others escaped,” he said.
He said that effort was in progress to arrest other fleeing hoodlums.