By PETER NOSAKHARE, Kaduna
New Nigerian learnt that a robbery suspect was killed in Edo State on Friday.
The man, who allegedly broke into a premises located along Holy Rosary Catholic Church Road, Ugbowo Quarters, in Benin, Edo State, was beaten to death by angry youths.
The suspect whose identity still remains unknown, met his waterloo when he ran into a group of youth in the area who went after a four-man robbery gang who have been terrorizing residents of the area.
It was gathered that when the youth chased and apprehended him, they found arms and ammunition on him, and beat him to a pulp.
The local vigilante group, however intervened, pleaded with the youth who were about to set him ablaze.
Efforts to resuscitate the suspect, however, proved abortive, as he reportedly died, following the heavy beating received from the mob.
The state police spokesman, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, could not be reached on his mobile phone for comment.