A suspected phone thief was beaten to a stupor by a mob in Ughelli, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.
Our correspondent has learned that the incident took place along Uloho Avenue in the metropolis after the suspect, identified simply as Brown, allegedly snatched a mobile device from his victim and fled on a motorcycle.
It was however understood that the odds ran against the fleeing suspect when he was apprehended by the injured crowd, after having a head-on collision with an oncoming vehicle in Daniel Mukoro Street, along the Uloho Ave.
Speaking about the incident, one of the witnesses said: ‘The suspect snatched a bag from a woman containing her mobile phone and when she sounded the alarm people in the area gave the suspect a hot pursuit and he was finally arrested when he had a head-on collision with an oncoming vehicle.
Delta State Command Police Public Relations Officer DSP Bright Edafe could not be reached for comment on the incident at the time of this report.
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