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An alleged armed robber escaped death by whiskers yesterday after an experience with an angry mob. 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.
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.
Meanwhile,one English made Baretta pistol with breech number 941396, one motorcycle and two assorted phones were recovered from the suspect and registered as exhibits.
However, the suspect was beaten to stupor by an angry mob before he was rescued by the police and taken to the hospital for treatment. The case under investigation after which suspect would be brought to book.
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