Photos: Timely Intervention Of Police Save Suspected Thieves From Jungle Justice In Kwara

33An angry mob on Wednesday along stadium road, Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, smashed a robbery syndicate that specializes in snatching money and valuables from unsuspecting passengers.

Narrating his experience in the hands of the suspected thieves, their victim said, “I went to change some currency from naira to dollars at a bureau de change. After the transactions, I stopped the taxi with the men inside. Getting to my destination, I asked the driver to stop but he said he wanted to pick someone ahead before dropping me so he moved up a bit and stopped.”

According to him, while trying to open the door which was proving difficult, one of the passengers drew closer in a bid to assist him but as he dropped from the cab, he noticed that the money he just changed was missing and quickly raised alarm.

The suspects quickly threw down the money as they sped off but passers bye, who heard the alarm gave the fleeing men a hot chase with Okada and apprehended two of them.

It took the quick intervention of men from Special Anti Robbery Squared, SARS, for the suspects not to have been lynched by the angry mob.


The windscreens and windows of the Mazda taxi cab used by the suspects with Kwara Registration number XD 358 KEY and taxi union registration number LRN A5/ 264, was shattered in the process.


State Police Public relations Officer, DSP Femi Fabode confirmed the incident. He described the suspects as specialising in monitoring bank customers while using their taxi as a cover for their nefarious activities.

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