A 30-year-old victim of one-chance robbery, Nwanye Philomina has revealed how she was attacked and robbed in Anambra State.
According to Philomina, “On July 30th, 2019 at about 2:pm, I boarded a taxi at Nteje Boys High School bus stop in Oyi local government area of Anambra State. Unknown to me that the driver and the other passenger were robbers. When we got to Nkwelle Ezunaka, they asked me to come down from the vehicle so that they can adjust the seat. I obliged them and came down from the vehicle.
However, as soon as I stepped down from the vehicle the driver sped off with my bag containing the sum of Four hundred thousand naira (#400,000).
Immediately I raised alarm which attracted the attention of well meaning individuals who pursued the suspects up to Nkwelle community where policemen intercepted them and arrested the two of them. How they knew that I had money inside my bag still beats my imagination”.
It was learned that the police patrol team attached to 3-3 Division were able to arrest the two suspects identified as Collins Okoli and Friday Ebie, before irate mob who had pounced on them lynched the suspects to death.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson, Anambra State Police Command SP Haruna Muhammed said aside the two suspects, Collins Okoli and Friday Ebie, two persons, Cynthia Agu (20) and Mary Andrew (20) who served as their accomplice, were also arrested.
However, it took concerted efforts by the Police before they could rescue the suspects from the mob who descended heavily on them. Meanwhile, the money snatched from Philomina was recovered, and vehicle used in perpetrating the offence impounded and registered as exhibits. The case is under investigation after which suspects would be charged to court for prosecution.