A suspected armed robber has met his untimely death in the hands of angry residents after he was caught in Kano state.
A suspected armed robber identified as Bashiru Isah Adamu, a resident of No.7 Butchers’ street Benin City of Edo state was on Monday beaten to death by angry mob in Kano.
It was gathered that alleged criminal alongside his gang members posed as officials of Kano Electricity Distribution Company on official duty to rob unsuspecting victims before they were caught.
Kano police spokesman, DSP Magaji Musa Majia who confirmed the incident said the suspect met his waterloo when he was apprehended during a failed robbery operation at Sharada quarters of Kano metropolis.
According to a report by DailyTrust, Majia said, Adamu with one other now at large rode on a Jinchen motorcycle to Ja’en Sharada Quarters around 4pm on Monday and knocked into a house posing as officials of Kano Electricity Distribution Company on official duty.
He said when the mistress of the house came out the armed robbers demanded for the electricity bill ‘’and when she was went in to check for it they broke into the house and attacked her with a locally made pistol and robbed her of her HP laptop, 2 mobile phones, 2 computer disks and sum of N8000 cash.
He added that after the robbers had collected the items and where about to go the woman raised the alarm thus attracting the attention of the neigbours who pounced on him and beat him to death before the police arrived the scene.
Majia warned the residents to beware of KEDCO officials they allow into their houses as criminals have started impersonating officials of the power distribution firm to unleash terror.
He advised them to always ensure that their electricity bills are posted on door posts to avert further incidences. Narrating how the incident occurred, the victim of the robbery attack who was at the police headquarters when the lifeless body of the armed robber was paraded to the press said ‘ ’they came as officials from KEDCO demanding for my January bill and when I went inside my room and I was trying to bring out the bill then they came into my bedroom and asked my daughter and my house maid to lie down, then they asked me to open my smart phone and do bank transfer, from there they gathered my phones, my computer, my ipad and N8000 and as they were going I followed them and screamed thieves, thieves and luckily their motor bike couldn’t start and the neighbours rushed in and apprehended this as his friend fled.”