On Thursday, the police in Jigawa confirmed that some angry residents beat a 40-year-old suspected robber, Hassan Sale, to death in the state.
ASP Shiisu Adam, who is the spokesman of the command, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Dutse.
He explained that the incident occurred at the Chandan village in Birninkudu Local Government Area (LGA), on Sunday when the suspect attempted to break into a provision store.
He said:”the deceased was caught red-handed by the owner of the shop, who raised an alarm that attracted the residents to the scene.
“On June 13, at about 10.30 a.m. Information reached us that one Hassan sale, aged 40, who resides in Kyaurawa village went to Chandan village in Birninkudu LGA and started breaking a provision shop belonging to one Garba Sama’ila.
”The suspect was beaten to a state of coma and was rushed to the Birninkudu General Hospital for medical attention but died while receiving treatment on June 14,’’ Adam said.
Adam went on to say that investigation were ongoing to trace and arrest those responsible for the act.