Suspected Bike Thief Lynched in Auchi: A Gruesome Incident Shakes Edo State

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From Moshood Olawale Karim
In a shocking event that unfolded on Thursday in Auchi, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State, a suspected bike thief met a fatal end as furious youths unleashed their anger upon him. This incident has left the entire community in disbelief, raising concerns about the growing wave of crime in the area.
Eyewitnesses recount that the suspected thief had stolen a bike and was engaged in a high-speed pursuit. However, his attempt to escape came to an abrupt halt when he was apprehended by his pursuers. In a desperate bid to resist capture, the suspect resorted to violence, stabbing one of his pursuers.
Unfortunately, the injured individual succumbed to his injuries, intensifying the already charged atmosphere. As news of his demise spread, a crowd quickly gathered, determined to take justice into their own hands. The police, on the scene to detain the suspect, found themselves overpowered by the sheer force of the mob’s anger.
The ensuing chaos witnessed a disturbing sight, as the suspect was ruthlessly attacked and eventually lynched.
When Uptown Press contacted Mr. Chidi Nwabuzor, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Edo State Police Command on the matter, he said he has not been briefed.

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