It was a day of escape for 2 alleged prison components popularly generally known as Shilla boys as tragedy was averted in Yola, Adamawa State after the 2 suspects escaped being lynched to dying by an indignant mob after they snatched a cell phone.
The 2 boys, Ibrahim Haruna, 24, of Yola South native authorities space and Anas Usman, 20, who reside at State Lowcost in Yola North native authorities space whereas one Mohammed Abdul-Azeez (now at giant), escaped by whiskers after perpetrating the alleged crime.
Ibrahim and different members of his gang snatched the telephone from a younger girl at Jippu Jam roundabout on Monday, eighth August, 2022, round 10:00am.
The boys who have been among the many 38 suspects paraded by the Commissioner of Police, S. Ok. Akande, on the police headquarters on Tuesday, stormed the scene of the crime in a tricycle, noticed their sufferer seated in entrance of her store busy along with her telephone and attacked her.
The boys have been stated to have stopped their tricycle, Abdul-Azeez alighted and pretended to be a passenger and wished to purchase one thing in an effort to dispossess the woman of her hard-earned android telephone whereas Abdul-Azeez, adopted from behind and violently snatched her telephone and ran to their tricycle and fled the scene instantly.
The woman was stated to have raised an alarm which attracted the mob who volunteered and pursued the suspects in tricycles and automobiles.
The mob who succeeded in trailing the suspects after their Keke grew to become defective and stopped functioning, set the Keke ablaze and threatened to burn them alive.
It was learnt that Abdul-Azeez, managed and escaped when the tricycle stopped working even earlier than the arrival of the mob who surrounded and apprehended them and was about to set them ablaze earlier than the Police got here to their rescue.
The mob nevertheless handed over the suspect to the Police Command, the place they’re at the moment being detained and investigated.