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Mob lynches woman and one other caught with firearms at motor park in Niger state

Written by on October 10, 2023

A mob lynched a woman identified as Fatima Mohammed and one other unknown person caught with firearms at a motor park in Ibeto, Magama Local Government Area of the state.   Spokesperson of the command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, confirmed the incident on Monday, October 9, 2023, when he paraded the suspects arrested for various crimes within the state. On 01/10/2023 at about 1530hrs, information was received that one Fatima Mohammed of Jamata area of Lokoja, Kogi State was sighted along with one other unknown person at a motor park in Ibeto, both were found in possession of one AK-47 rifle with fourteen rounds of live ammunition and two magazines, the PPRO stated. Consequently, Police operatives attached to Ibeto Police outstation mobilized with local vigilantes to the scene. Unfortunately, before the arrival of the Police team, some aggrieved mob lynched the unknown person and the said Fatima Mohammed to death. However, the AK-47 rifle with the live ammunition was recovered while the corpses were taken to Ibeto General Hospital. Investigation in progress,   In a similar development, the operatives of the command also recovered firearms from a fleeing suspect along Kontagora-Lagos road.  On 01/10/2023 at about 1600hrs, Police operatives attached to B Division Kontagora were on routine stop and search along Kontagora-Lagos road. The team recovered a sack bag which was abandoned by a passenger who took to his heels on sighting the patrol team. When the bag was searched, two Dane guns and one locally fabricated AK-47 rifle were recovered. Effort is being intensified to arrest the fleeing suspect, Abiodun added.   The post Mob lynches woman and one other caught with firearms at motor park in Niger state appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.

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