A man burn to death because of phone in Lagos state

A middle-aged man was roasted alive by an angry mob for allegedly stealing a phone which cost to be about N45,000 in Mushing, Lagos.

It was gathered that the lone thief reportedly entered an apartment at 19 Olorunshogu Street, Mushin, where he collected the phone and sneaked out at about 6.30pm.
Vanguard reported that luck ran out on him when a female tenant who saw him with the Samsung Galaxy phone raised alarm which alerted residents of the area.
Eye witnesses said that the suspect initially denied the allegation, stating rather that he lost his way. He later admitted, blaming his indulgence on hunger.
His passionate plea for forgiveness fell on deaf ears as he was beaten to a pulp and set ablaze before the arrival of policemen from Area ‘D’ command.
Spokesman for the Lagos State Police command, Olarinde Famous-Cole, who confirmed the incident,and said that one person had been arrested in connection
with the mob action.
He gave the identity of the arrested suspect as Island Kolawole, adding that he was being interrogated at the Homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department. SCIID, Yaba.
He said: “Preliminary investigation revealed that the
deceased was accused of stealing a galaxy phone
from a house, in Mushin. An angry mob lynched him.”

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