Tuesday, 13 September 2016
Man nearly lynched for attempting to steal a ram
A 42-year-old man, identified as Ishaku, was on Monday beaten to coma for attempting to steal a ram at Unguwar Tumbu, Madalla, in Niger State.
It was gathered that the suspect untied the ram from where the owner tied it on a tree. He was attempting to escape with it when he was caught.
According to an eyewitness, the suspect was taking the ram away when he was accosted by some neighbours who raised an alarm.
He also said that the suspect was tortured by an angry crowd, after which he was tied to an electric pole.
But for timely intervention of members of the vigilante group in the area ,the suspect would have been lynched.