A young man has received a taste of jungle justice after stealing N500,000 from a supermarket in Abuja.
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The suspect identified simply as Illiasu reportedly attempted to raid a supermarket at Jeremia Usani Junction, Gwagwalada, a suburb of Abuja, with an accomplice on Friday, September 30.
The duo successfully stole N500,000 from the shop and was in the process of making away with their loot on a motorcycle when a female sales attendant raised an alarm which drew the attention of people in the vicinity.
While Illiasu's accomplice managed to escape, he was not so lucky as he fell off the bike and an angry mob pounced on him.
The suspect was beaten to a bloody pulp before he was handed over to the police.
The Divisional Police Officer, DPO, in charge of Gwagwalada, CSP Jimoh Gbenle, said that the suspect was in police custody and that investigation into the matter is still ongoing, as Illiasu is assisting the police with information which will lead to the arrest of his accomplice.
Meanwhile, he confirmed that the stolen funds was recovered from the suspect.