Robbery Suspect With Toy Gun Beaten To Death

A suspected armed robber yet-to-be-identified has been beaten to death while attempting to rob a resident simply identified as Victor at Olugboso in the Agege area of Lagos State.

The incident occurred on August 20 after the suspect broke into Victor’s apartment at midnight and attempted to dispossess him of his belongings with a toy gun.

Victor challenged the robber and they engaged in a fight when he sensed the gun was not real. Consequently, the armed invader, reached for a pair of scissors in his pocket and stabbed Victor.  

Reports say the sound of the struggle attracted the attention of some so-tenants who rushed to the scene.

A resident who Spoke to Punch Metro said the co-tenants intervened, overpowered the hoodlum, and rescued Victor who was already inflicted with severe bodily injuries.

The resident who sought anonymity said, “The incident happened around 1.30 am. The occupants in the building heard the sound of people struggling

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“They traced the sound to Victor’s room and tried to rescue him. By then, he was already stabbed in the neck, including his chest and some parts of his face. They had to quickly rush him to a nearby hospital.”

Other residents who came out to witness the incident descended on the suspect and beat him to a stupor.

He later died due to the impact of the attack on him by the angry mob.

The incident was confirmed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin.

He said, “The incident happened. A pair of scissors and a toy gun were found on the suspect. The corpse has been deposited in the morgue. The victim was taken to the hospital and he is responding to treatment. Investigation is ongoing.”

Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

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