Lagos - An armed robber was lynched after shooting dead a leader of the Oodua People’s Congress, Sanjo Akintoye, during a failed attack.
The robber, who came on a motorcycle with another suspect, shot dead the 43-year-old security guard, who struggled with him till the end.
As he made to reload his pistol, residents swooped on him and broke his skull with stones, sticks and bottles.
He died on the spot and the corpse was recovered by policemen from the Iponri division.
Akintoye was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was confirmed dead.
The news of his death was said to have angered residents, who again stabbed the suspect.
- News 24