A member of a robbery gang has been murdered by a mob in Aba, Abia State’s commercial capital.
The suspect simply identified as Tochukwu or Toboy was killed at Azikiwe Road at the weekend, it was said.
While a member of the gang narrowly escaped death, another simply identified as “Wayo Boy” was reportedly evacuated from the scene by his relatives as he had lost a lot of blood.
Narrating what happened, a resident of the area, said,
A woman was at Ama Ogbonna bus stop waiting to board a vehicle when suddenly three guys in a tricycle slowed down, snatched her handbag and zoomed off.
A bus driver who saw the incident asked the woman to get onto his bus and they went after the hoodlums.
The driver took another street and double-crossed them at Azikiwe Road where he hit them with the bus.
People who were around rushed in and started beating them. Shortly afterwards, the mob started using weapons to hit them.
Toboy died on the spot while Wayo Boy was taken away from the scene by his relatives.
Toboy was the only boy of his parents and the Keke was bought by his in-law not quite long ago.