Just In: Niger police kill Tiler who rescue thief from mob

By obp001 • 11 months ago • 2345 views • 731 comments

The police in Niger State have allegedly shot dead a tiler, Vincent Emmanuel, during a mob action in the Gwazunu area of the state.

Our correspondent gathered that a suspected thief was apprehended on Sunday by some residents, who attempted to lynch him.

However, the 29-year-old Vincent, who was passing by at the time, prevailed on the mob not to take the law into their hands.

He was said to have told them to hand over the suspect to the police, but on getting to the police outpost in Gwazunu, the cops chased the crowd away without finding out the reason for their visit.

The victim’s sister-in-law, who identified herself simply as Mama Ojo, said one of the policemen opened fire on the crowd and Vincent was hit by a bullet.

She alleged that the police refused to release Vincent’s corpse to the family for burial.

She said, “Vincent told me that he wanted to go and watch football and in the evening as I was coming back from somewhere, I saw him on the way and I disembarked from the vehicle and we trekked together.

“When we got to the Snooker Board area, we saw some of the people, who were playing football beating a man. They said Kadaka people came to steal someone’s phone.

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