Jungle Justice: Three arrested for beating a suspected phone thief to death



The Ogun State police command has arrested three suspects for allegedly beating a 23-year-old man to death. The victim was accused of stealing two mobile phones. The incident happened at Iju-Ota town, Ado-Odo, Ota Ogun State.



According to the Ogun police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who made this known on Sunday, said the suspects include Ugo Obi, Chinonso Jude and Chibuke Samson, were arrested following a report by one Ajibade Gbenga that his son, Samuel, was accused of stealing two handsets by the suspects; after which the three suspects jointly beat him to a state of comma.


Mr Ajibade reportedly told the police that the deceased was rushed to the General Hospital for medical attention but was confirmed dead as soon as he arrived at the hospital.

“It was the quick response of the police that saved the suspects from being lynched by angry mob who have gathered to apply jungle justice on them immediately they heard that the victim is dead,” Abimbola Oyeyemi said.

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