An angry mob on Saturday afternoon lynched a suspected thief to death leaving another close to death after they allegedly snatched money from some people in a market area of Benue state.
Concise News reports that the suspected thieves were said to have dispossessed some persons of their money and thereafter jumped on motorcycles and were speeding away with their loot.
However, the victim raised the alarm which attracted commercial motorcyclists popularly known as Okada riders. The riders gave the thieves a hot chase.
Luck ran out on the thieves when the Okada riders accosted them along Atom Kpera Road close to Bolek Filling Station where one of them was stoned to death in a gutter.
The quick intervention of policemen from the D-Division saved the other suspected thieves who also had bloodstains all over his body as a result of stoning.
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Catherine Anene said she was yet to be briefed on the matter, according to The Sun Nigeria.