Crime

Suspected robber set ablaze in Makurdi

By Matthew Ajai-Kume

Scene of burnt remains of suspected armed robber. Photo: Matthew Ajai-Kume.

A young man, suspected to be an armed robber was Wednesday killed and burnt by a mob near former University of Agriculture annex along Katsina Ala Street, in Makurdi.

Investigation by The Voice revealed that, the deceased was said to had belonged to a three man gang who specialised in robbing persons of their motorcycles, mobile phones and other properties but luck ran out on them when on the said day, one of their victim who suspected them raised the alarm and on noticing this, the three suspected robbers took to their heels. While two were apprehended by Nigeria Police Force, the other one was caught, killed and his body set ablaze by the mob.

The Voice investigation also revealed that, the three gang members, according to some residents of Katsina Ala street, had been terrorizing the area in recent times. They added that the unlawful killing of one of the gang member will serve as deterrent to others.

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