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Handbag snatcher escapes lynching in FCT

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Handbag snatcher

A mob descended on a young man, identified as Shehu, after he allegedly stole a woman’s handbag in the Kwaita village market in Kwali Area Council of the FCT.

A witness, Halidu Musa, said the incident happened around 11am on Wednesday when a woman, identified as Mary, came to the market to buy foodstuff.

He said the woman was busy buying grains when the suspect, who pretended to be a customer, picked her handbag and tried to escape.

He further said, “As he was about to escape, a mob apprehended and started beating him until vigilantes who got wind of the incident arrived the scene and rescued him.

A vigilante, who preferred anonymity, confirmed the incident, saying the quick intervention of the vigilantes saved the suspect from being lynched and handed him over to the police.

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There was no response from the spokeswoman of the FCT Police Command, SP Adeh Josephine, on the incident.

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