An 'Okada' thief whose specialty is stealing motorcycles almost met his doom.
It was a bad day for a motorcycle thief when he was caught by an angry mob in Gboko, Benue State, and was almost lynched to death after he was beaten black and blue and stripped naked, forcing him to ride around the town on the stolen bike.
The thief was caught on Sunday, 18 January, 2015, when others were in church and he went to perpetrate his crime.
The mob made up mainly of youths, said they caught the man with a stolen motorcycle which was previously snatched few days back by unknown hoodlums in the Yandev area of the town.
The youths who became infuriated when the alleged notorious thief could not explain how he got the stolen motorcycle, descended on him and almost beat him to death but for the timely intervention of the police who came to his rescue and took him to their office.
It was gathered that it was not the first time the young man has been snatching motorcycles from the riders an took them to other parts of the state to sell until luck ran out on him when he was caught.