Some angry youths took the law into their hands after they killed a man who stole a tricycle in Delta State.
This was made known in a statement by Mr Bright Edafe, who is the Police Public Relations Officer.
The statement said: “On 30/09/2021 at about 2015hrs, the DPO ‘A’ Division Warri acting on a distressed call that a tricycle with registration No FHR 600 QF has been snatched by four armed gang at Hausa quarters and was heading towards Delta line Warri/Sapele road Warri, deployed Rapid response team of the division to go after them.
“The team on sighting the hoodlums around Warri gave them a hot chase and in the process, one of the suspects named Efe David ‘m’ age 22 years jumped down from the tricycle and was arrested while the other three escaped with the tricycle.
“Information was quickly disseminated to other Divisions and vigilantes which fortunately led to the arrest of one of them by vigilante with the snatched tricycle while two of the robbers escaped.
“The Vigilantes were overpowered by an irate mob who delivered instant jungle justice on the suspect. The tricycle, cut to size double barrel gun with two live cartridges and some suspected stolen pieces of gold plated jewellery were recovered. The investigation is ongoing.