Two suspected armed robbers, identified as Uchenna Ezekonyi (27) and Mbachu Sunday (30), died after they were seriously beaten by angry mob following an unsuccessful robbery operation two days ago in Abraka community, Ethiope-East Local Government Area of Delta State.
The robbers, who are from Oguta in Imo State, were said to have snatched a bag containing the sum of two hundred and fifty thousand naira (250,000.00) from one Mr. Emoghene Moses, on his way from the bank in Abraka.
Emoghene Moses, who had gone to withdraw the said sum belonging to the parish priest in charge of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, raised an alarm immediately the robbers attacked him and the angry mob chased the deceased suspects, apprehended and beat them to stupor and inflicted various degrees of injuries on them.
The suspects were being rushed to the hospital by the police for medical attention but unfortunately they died on their way.
The Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Adeyinka Adeleke confirmed the report and acknowledge that it happened.