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Mob attack police, lynch ‘one chance’ suspect in Abuja

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calendar-icon Posted on: 2020-01-22 21:17:59
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The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Wednesday said angry mob damaged one of its operational vehicles and lynched a “one chance” suspect in Abuja.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the FCT, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, who disclosed this in a statement in Abuja, said the mob also injured a police officer in the process.

NAN reports that Manzah said the angry mob were in the process of lynching the “one chance” suspect before a distress call was made to the police.

He said that while responding to the call, Police Rapid Response Squad (RRS) operatives met stiff resistance from the mob.

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He said the operatives were attacked with dangerous weapons by the mob, leaving one of the officers with serious injuries and damaged the operational car of the team.

As stated by him, both the injured police operative and the suspect were rushed to hospital for medical care.

He said that the suspect was in spite of that, confirmed dead in the hospital after some hours of treatment.

Manza said the injured police officer was currently undergoing treatment in the hospital.

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