Police in Yola, Adamawa State capital, has rescued 3 Armed ‘Shila Boys’ from a mob that wanted to set the suspects ablaze after the suspects failed in snatching a phone from a man at Malamre in Yola North Local Government Area on Tuesday, March 22.
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The 3 boys who are between ages 19 and 22, has been identified the authority as Muhammed Usman, 22, of Zango street, Musa Adamu, 19, Mohammed Salihu, 19, of Majalisa street in Yola North LGA, armed themselves with a cutlass and knives and went out for their routine operation on a tricycle around Malamre.
The hoodlums sighted the man with android phone trekking and attacked him. Usman, who was riding the tricycle, stopped close to the man while the others jumped out of the tricycle and attempted to snatch the phone from him, eye witness says that there is a fourth suspect
The victim engaged the boys and also raised alarm which attracted people in the area. They surrounded the boys and apprehended three of them while one managed to escape.
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The boys were caught by the mob, and was sentenced to jungle justice immediately. Them and their tricycle were already set to be set ablaze, but were saved by the police who were on patrol close to the scene.
The boys who were paraded at police headquarters on Wednesday, March 23, confessed to committing the crime, saying that they normally sell the phones they snatch from people to one Alhaji.
Spokesperson of the command, DSP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, who confirmed the incident said that the suspects will be charged to court after investigation.