Armed robber lynched after attack on Katsina farmer
On Saturday, a group of people in Katsina attacked and killed one of the five armed robbers who stole a Honda car from a 52-year-old man named Alhaji Usman Abdulmumuni while he was overseeing work on his farm in Kirkini village in Kankia Local Government Area of the state.
SP Isah Gambo, the spokesman for the Katsina State Police Command, said this at a press briefing while parading the criminal’s body.
SP Gambo noted that the five robbers came to meet the farmer on his farm in a car. Then four of them got out and asked him nicely to meet them.
When the farmer crossed the road to meet them, he didn’t know they were armed robbers. When he got there, they pointed a gun at him, letting him know they were robbers. Then he went to get his phone and the cash he was carrying. They also asked for the key to his car, which he gave to them.
The farmer, on the other hand, quickly told the people around him about what was going on, and they, in turn, called the Divisional Police Officer in the area. Unfortunately for the robbers, the path they took led them right into the hands of an angry group of people from the community who had gone looking for them.
Four of the robbers were able to get away, but the one driving the stolen car was caught by the angry crowd and beat to death.
SP Gambo wrote in his report, “On 21/05/2022 at about 1200hrs, a distress call was received that armed robbers numbering about five in a motor vehicle, attacked one Alhaji Usman Abdulmumini, aged 52yrs of Charanchi LGA.
“The farmer was supervising work at his farm, in Kirkini village, Kankia LGA, when the robbers at gunpoint snatched away his blue colour motor vehicle, ‘Honda – Discussion Continue’ with registration number CRC 135 KA, valued at N2.6 million.
“On receipt of the report, the DPO Charanchi, led a team of policemen and blocked the Katsina – Kano highway at Charanchi town. Consequently, the team successfully intercepted the stolen motor vehicle driven by one of the robbers who tried to beat the police checkpoint but was subsequently intercepted by some community members and beaten to a coma.
“In the course of searching the motor vehicle, one Makarov pistol with five rounds of 0.8mm ammunition was recovered from him. The Command is making efforts with a view to arresting other members of the syndicate that escaped in the other motor vehicle. Investigation is ongoing.”