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Suspected armed robber beaten to death in Ondo

Angry mob beat a suspected armed robber identified simply as Emmanuel to death on Sunday May 16 in Ondo state.

It was gathered that the deceased, who was accused of terrorising residents of Ayede-Ogbese in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State, had been convicted earlier.

Emmanuel who had been on the watch list of residents of the town after he was released, reportedly returned and continued his nefarious activities.

He met his waterloo on Sunday, May 16, when he was trying to escape with four motorcycles he had snatched from their owners. The suspect was caught and beaten thoroughly, after the truck used to convey the stolen motorcycles broke down.

Ondo State Police Command spokesperson, DSP Tee-Leo Ikoro, who confirmed the incident said Emmanuel who was seriously injured before the police got to the scene of the incident, died before getting to the hospital.

Okoro asked members of the public not to take laws into their hands.

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