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Two teenagers beaten, stripped naked for stealing TV, N600,000 in Ogun [PHOTO]

Two teenagers beaten, stripped naked for stealing TV, N600,000 in Ogun [PHOTO]

Residents of Oke Afa area of Magboro, Ogun State have reportedly beaten two teenage robbers to a pulp after they allegedly raided an apartment in the area.

The teenagers, Tunde and Omo Mushin aged 15 and 16 respectively, had stolen a television set on Tuesday and two days after, they were said to have carried their loot through the same area when they were confronted by angry residents.

Speaking on the incident, a resident, Mr. Ayoade Ahmed, told The Punch that an eagle-eyed resident spotted the suspects when they carried the television they had stolen two days earlier, through the street where they had carried out the robbery.

Ahmed said, “This kind of robbery attack takes place often. Two of my family friends had been attacked in a similar fashion in recent times. The usual thing is that while you are in church, they would steal your electronics and jewellery.”

Ahmed said, “The man only discovered his house had been burgled when he got home around 11pm that day (Tuesday).

“On Thursday, residents noticed the two boys passing by. One of them carried a television on his head while another carried a ‘Ghana-must-go’ bag. Some young men then challenged them and asked where they were coming from. The boys said they were coming from their house and that they were taking the television for repairs.

“But the explanation they were giving did not sound reasonable. It showed in their voices that they were not telling the truth. When they were asked to take people to where they brought the television from, they could not say where the place was,” the resident added.

Residents were said to have pounced on the robbers and beat them mercilessly after stripping them and tying their arms behind their backs.

Upon interrogation, the residents handed them over to the police at the Ibafo Division.

A police source said the suspects had been transferred to the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Eleweran, Abeokuta for further investigations into the incident.

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