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Monday, 30 April 2018

@News Africa: Motorcycle snatcher kills self while trying to escape



The Ogun State police command has confirmed that a motorcycle snatcher, who stole a motorcycle from its owner in the Abeokuta metropolis, has met his own waterloo while trying to escape with it, as he died after he fell into a ditch.

The Ogun state police spokesperson Abimbola Oyeyemi said the incident occurred on Saturday, April 28, 2018, when he (Thief) snatched a motorcycle and shot the owner at the Abule Ijaiye area of Lafenwa in Abeokuta around 4.45pm.

The robber, who had reportedly pretended to be a passenger, was alleged to have suddenly brought out a locally-made double-barrelled pistol and asked the rider, Toyin Ayoade, to surrender his motorcycle.

Oyeyemi said it was while the rider was struggling with the suspect that the robber shot him in the hand and snatched the motorcycle.


“Following a distress call from the victim, the people of the community gave the suspect a hot chase. While he was running away on the motorcycle, he fell into a ditch and hit his head on a concrete culvert. He died on the spot.

“Also recovered from him were one locally-made double-barrelled pistol, two live cartridges and the snatched motorcycle,” the PPRO added.


Oyeyemi said the owner of the motorcycle was recuperating in a hospital.

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