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  • Updated: May 16, 2024

Ogun youth lynch bag snatcher

Ogun youth lynch bag snatcher

Political Violence Photo Source: The Guardian

Some irate youths in the Sagamu area of Ogun State have clubbed a yet-to-be-identified man to death for allegedly snatching a female traveller’s bag along the expressway on Thursday.

It was gathered according to The Punch report on Wednesday that the incident occurred on Thursday, May 8, 2024, along the Sagamu Interchange axis of the state.

A police source privy to the incident who spoke with our correspondent on the condition of anonymity, because he was not permitted to speak to the media, said the deceased was believed to have snatched the bag from a lady who stood by the walkway of the expressway.

While attempting to escape after snatching the bag, our correspondent learnt that some youths in the area who witnessed the alleged crime ran after the suspect.

When it dawned on him that he would soon be nabbed by the relentless youths, the deceased was said to have scaled over a fence into a compound of a building that was under construction.

“When he jumped the fence, he didn’t realise that there was a security guard at the site. But when the security guard attempted to challenge and apprehend him, he hit him on the back of his head, which made the security guard unconscious.

When the angry youths who also jumped the same fence saw that the man had knocked the security guard down, they pounced on him and beat him to a coma,” the officer said.

Meanwhile, the spokesperson for the command, Odutola, who confirmed the incident, said the security guard and the suspect were rushed to the hospital, where the latter was confirmed dead by a doctor on duty.

“The suspect was confirmed dead when they got to the hospital. His corpse has been deposited at the Olabisi Onabanjo Hospital morgue for possible identification. In the meantime, the security guard is responding to treatment. We have begun a preliminary investigation to unravel the circumstances of the incident,” Odutola concluded.



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