Suspected pick-pocket escapes lynching

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By: COLLINS AMADI & UGOCHUKWU CHIMEZIRI

A suspected pick-pocket yesterday missed death by a hair’s breadth in Owerri, Imo State.

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The prompt arrival of policemen stopped residents from lynching him after he was reportedly caught in the act along Wetheral/MCC Road junction.

It was gathered that Ikenna Orji dispossessed one Amaechi, a carpenter at Timber Market of the sum of N7,000 while both of them were riding in a tricycle.

An eyewitness disclosed that the twosome were the only passengers in the tricycle popularly known as Keke at the time of the incident.

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The victim, Amaechi said the tricycle was heading towards Villa Maria on Wetheral Road when he noticed a subtle movement around his pocket.

He said he discovered thereafter that his money had been missing. There and then, he said, he raised alarm resulting in the keke driver stopping.

A search was conducted on Ikenna Orji and the missing N7,000 found on him, Amaechi said.

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Our reporter who was at the scene of the incident said Ikenna Orji admitted to the crime in the presence of some policemen.

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The suspect in a police van

 

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