A suspected armed robber was on Tuesday night set ablaze by an angry mob around at Estate Roundabout, along the Okumagba Avenue, Warri, Delta state.
Investigations revealed that two other members of the criminal gang were also arrested by men of the Nigeria Police Force “B” Division as one other managed to escape.
According to reports, the four-man gang was busted in the process of attempting to dispose a tricycle driver, popularly called Keke NAPEP, of his vehicle. The Tricycle operator raised alarm attracting other Tricycle operators as well as passersby who gave the suspects a hot chase.
In the pursuit, one of the suspects was apprehend and set ablaze before the arrival of the Police at the scene.
After further combing of the area, the Police arrested two other suspects who are now cooling off their heels in detention.
Confirming the development, the Delta state Commissioner of Police, Muhammad Mustafa, said “they were caught trying to rob a Keke. One escaped, two were arrested and one was set ablaze”.