The Police in Adamawa, on Sunday, confirmed the death of a suspected member of a criminal gang known as ‘Shila Boys’ in Jimeta, Yola North local government area.
The Shila member was burnt to death by angrily mobs for alleged robbing and stabbing a lady.
The Police Public Relation Officer in the state, DSP, Sulaiman Nguroje, confirmed the development on Sunday, in Yola.
Nguroje said the incident occurred on Saturday at about 7.00 p.m.
He said the corpse of the suspect was evacuated by Jimeta Police division.
He said three members of the gang, were on a tricycle when they allegedly robbed the lady at Mubi roundabout in Jimeta.
“The lady (name withheld) shouted for help and immediately, an angry mob chased the suspects, caught one of them and set fire on him. The other two gang members, however, escaped,” Nguroje said.
He also said from January 1 to date, the State Command had recorded three jungle justice against ‘Shila boys’ gang through mob attacks.
He said the state command has swung into action to trace the two suspected criminals and the mobs.
He then warned the general public to desist from taking law into their hands adding that, the command was not happy about the shameless attitude of some parents, who were supporting their children found to be involved in criminal activities.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]