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Police Rescue Four Men From Irate Mob After They Were Allegedly Caught Stealing Bottles Of Alcohol From A Supermarket

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Four men identified as Babatunde Ogunsemi ‘m’ aged 48, Olatunde Ayinde ‘m’ aged 50, Oludare Olusegun ‘m’ aged 49 and Sunday Ebifega ‘m’ aged 41 have been rescued by police officials attached to the Surulere Division from an irate mob who almost lynched them for allegedly shoplifting at a supermarket in Surulere.

The suspects were rescued and thereafter arrested following swift deployment of officers after receipt of a distress call from members of the community about the mob action.

A statement from SP Benjamin Hundeyin, spokesperson of the state police command, says the syndicate had ventured into a supermarket, and attempted to steal before they were caught.

”Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects were once captured on CCTV on 01/09/2022 shoplifting six bottles of Martell Blue swift cognac from the same supermarket.

One of the suspects, Sunday, had been previously charged to court in 2021 for shoplifting. ”he said

Hundeyin added that the suspects would be arraigned at the conclusion of an investigation.
 

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