Angry locals in Katsina State’s Charanchi Local Government Area have battered to death a suspected car thief.
The suspect belonged to an infamous ring of armed robbers and car snatchers, said to the command’s spokesperson, SP Gambo Isah, who confirmed the event in a statement.
A five-man gang attacked a 52-year-old guy and took his automobile at gunpoint, according to the PPRO.
One of the accused was apprehended by Charanchi villagers and slain while attempting to flee the state in his vehicle.
“Today 21/05/2022 at about 1200hrs, a distress call was received that armed robbers numbering about five (5) in a motor vehicle, attacked one Alhaji Usman Abdulmumini, ‘M’, aged 52yrs of Charanchi LGA, while supervising work at his farm, in Kirkini village, Kankia LGA, at gun point and snatched away his motor vehicle Honda, Continue Discussion, blue in colour, with registration number CRC 135 KA, valued two million and six hundred thousand naira (N2,600,000:00K),” the statement read.
“On receipt of the report, 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 and reversed back, but was subsequently intercepted by some community members and beating to death
“In the course of searching the motor vehicle, one Makarov Pistol with five (5) rounds of 0.8mm ammunition was recovered in his possession
“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.”