October 17, 2021

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Mob ties teenager to electric pole for allegedly stealing mother’s cooking utensil

Thilef tied to a pole by mob for stealing

Thilef tied to a pole by mob for stealing

Mob at Onimalu on Koloba Road, Ayobo, Ipaja, Lagos State, ties teenager to an electric pole for allegedly stealing his mother’s cooking stand.

By Adenike Ayodele

A mob at Onimalu on Koloba Road, Ayobo, Ipaja, Lagos State, on Wednesday morning tied a teenager to an electric pole for allegedly stealing his mother’s cooking stand.

The teenager, identified simply as Sunkanmi, allegedly stole the local cooking stand known as “Adogan at 2.00 a.m. on Wednesday.

According to an eye witness, who pleaded anonymity, some residents of Onimalu caught Sunkanmi with the cooking stand and demanded an explanation from him but he could not give a satisfactory account of the item.

The witness told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that Sunkanmi had been stealing for a long time.

Mob dealing with a thief in Lagos
Mob dealing with a thief in Lagos

“This boy once stole my car battery and some other valuables in my area.

“He has been stealing for a very long time and has been caught several times,” he said.

A relative of the teenager, who was at the scene, said that his mother had given him money to go and learn any handiwork.

NAN reports as Sunkanmi was still tied on the pole, his mother rushed to the scene and beat him so much that the mob quickly untied him and shielded him from his mother’s fury.

Sunkanmi told the crowd that the cooking stand belonged to his mother and he stole it with the intention of selling it.

He claimed that he wanted to sell the item to raise money to take care of himself.

“I decided to steal it and sell because I am not well taken care of,” he said.

He was later released to his mother with a warning never to engage in crime again. (NAN)

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