It would have been a sad story for a 23-year-old man simply identified as Ejiofor if he did not escape mob action for allegedly stealing a plasma television in Wumba village, Abuja.
A house owner identified as Mrs Comfort Daniel revealed that the 23-year-old suspect was arrested and taken to the chief’s palace in Wumba.
Comfort said Ejiofor invaded her house while she went out to buy something by the roadside.
She said she left her 11-year -old son at home when the suspect entered the house and went straight to the parlour to remove the plasma television from the wall.
“My son asked him what he was looking for, and he replied that I directed him to come and remove the television for repairs. And luckily enough, I was entering the house when I saw him with the television, and I quickly raised an alarm,” she said.
According to her, it was in the process that some youths immediately arrested him and took him to the chief’s palace in the area.
City News report revealed that the chief of the community, Daniel Zhiba, immediately invited some plainclothes policemen who arrived at the palace and whisked the suspect away in their patrol van.
Our reporter, who was at the chief’s palace, observed as the suspect sat on the ground with bloodstains all over his body.