A 24-year-old notorious armed robber has been rescued by the police from being lynched by an angry mob in Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Spokesperson of the command, SP Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the arrest in a statement on Monday, said the suspect, Chiemezie Kenneth Aligu has been terrorising Nnewi community and environs.
It was gathered that the suspect was beaten to stupor by the angry mob before he was rescued by the police and taken to the hospital for treatment.
“On December 7 at about 9:am, there was a distress call that suspected armed robber allegedly snatched a Honda CUB50 at Okpuno Otolo in Nnewi North LGA of Anambra State,” the statement says.
“Following the distress call, Police operatives attached to Nnewi Area Command and Otolo Division in conjunction with Egbumuenem vigilante group Otolo quickly mobilised to the scene and arrested one Chiemezie Kenneth Aligu ‘m’ aged 24years of Ebonyi State but resident at Abubor Nnewichi in Nnewi North LGA,”
One English made barreta pistol with breech number 941396, one motorcycle and two assorted phones were recovered from the suspect and registered as exhibits.