Suspected Thief Nabbed and Beaten For Allegedly Trying to Steal Car Battery in Port Harcourt

A suspected thief was nabbed and beaten by angry residents in Rukpakulusi area of Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Monday June 28, for allegedly stealing a car battery from a Toyota Camry parked for repairs at a mechanic in the area.  

According to reports, the owner of the vehicle who simply gave his name as Chimezie said he had parked the car for repairs and rushed off to eat only to be informed that the suspect had opened the bonnet and removed the battery while the mechanic was distracted

The suspect was left bleeding and gasping for breath after the thorough beating he received from the residents, drivers and business operators

It was further learnt that the drivers resisted an attempt by some indigenes of the community to free the suspect and insisted that he be handed over to the police. 


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