Mob Beat Burglar to Death In Ajegunle For Stealing iPhone, Laptop, DVD Players, Money


A suspected burglar has lost his life after a mob meted out jungle justice on him for raiding an apartment belonging to Mr Rasaq Olanrewaju on Fagbemila Street, Ajegunle, in the Alakuko area of Lagos.

The suspect, whose name and address had yet to be ascertained, was said to have broken into the house around 4am on Wednesday and stole a laptop, an iPhone, two DVD players, airtime cards, a power bank and a wristwatch. He also reportedly stole an unspecified sum of money.

Punch Metro reports that he wanted to escape with his loot when he was caught by the mob that beat him to a pulp.

Olanrewaju, who reported the incident at the Alakuko division, told the police that some dwellers eventually prevailed on the miscreants, adding that suspect was rushed to the Sango Ota General Hospital, where he died.

He said, “I was asleep when he (the suspect) entered my room. It was when he wanted to jump out through the window that I   woke up. I raised the alarm and he was caught with the help of my neigbours. Some angry youths hijacked him from us and he was beaten up.”

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said two suspects had been arrested in connection with the mob action.

The suspected burglar was mobbed and beaten to a  pulp. He was confirmed dead at a hospital. Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the jungle justice and they will be charged to court,” she said.