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Lagos: Arrested Burglar Begs For Food

One Salish Sanni has been arrested by members of a vigilante group at the Igando area of Lagos for burglary.

The suspect, a 28-year-old man, had secretly made his way into the area around 3am and successfully burgled two shops and was about to enter the third shop when he was sighted by a member of the vigilante contracted to secure the area.

The vigilante man drew the attention of others and they waited for the suspect to emerge from the shop he had entered with his loot.

He was arrested by the group, which tied his hands and legs and kept him in the middle of the road.

Around 9am, the suspect, was said to have begged his captors for food, saying: “I have not eaten anything since yesterday.”

The vigilante members took pity on him as they offered him a loaf of bread and soft drink.

He was consequently handed over to the police at Igando.

Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, said the suspect would be charged to court after investigation.

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