Police on Monday snatched the son of a retired sergeant from a mob in Aba, Abia State, after he was allegedly caught in a robbery attempt.
Eyewitnesses said the suspect, Chidi, was apprehended by residents at a petrol station off Azikiwe Road after their robbery attempt collapsed.
“I was shocked he was the one. We chased him from Azikiwe to Jubilee by High Court. Many hit his head with stones; some used heavy sticks on him. It was when I looked at his face that I shouted. He lived with his parents at the Aba Area Command barracks before his father died. I remember they were chased out of the barracks since then. I felt pity for him, but, an armed robber is an armed robber,” a witness said.
Police spokesman could not be reached before press time.