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Robber mistakenly shoots gang member during operation in Bayelsa State

An armed robbery gang ran out of luck after they mistakenly shot their mate during an operation in Amarata suburb of Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.

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The member of the armed robbery gang was mistakenly shot by his mates as they were being chased by people. The robber was later mobbed to death after dispossesing customers of a popular supermarket of their valuables.

The dead member of the robbery gang, identified as the driver of the getaway tricyle popularly known as ‘Keke NAPEP’, was accidentally shot in the back by one of his colleagues, who was aiming at the mob chasing them.

According to reports, at about 9pm on Monday, the four-man robbery gang arrived at the popular supermarket located along the Imgbi road, and raided the few customers present by collecting mobile phones and cash realised from sales for the day. However, things went south for the robbers, when some youth seated across the supermarket noticed their attempt to escape.

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It was gathered that despite the gunshots fired by the fleeing robbers, the angry mob chased after them with bottles and this caused the fleeing tricycle to collide with a stationary car along the street.

Parkinson Ekide, Chairman of the Bayelsa State Vigilante service, and the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Asinim Butswat both confirmed the incident.

104 Comments

  1. The story never pointed to us if they we’re caught after the collision, notwithstanding the death of one of the robbers was a sign of judgement upon the team.

  2. That serve him right,December is approaching crime is increasing, that how they will be meeting their devastating end

  3. Now that December is approaching crime is increasing, that how they will be meeting their devastating end by God’s grace

  4. Lol… thats what happens when bunch of confused young men go out in the name of robbery. young men that ought to use their youth for something more productive and legal, getting involved in crime like there is gain in doing so. that was really an unlucky day for this keke gang member sha. while in the land of the dead close to hellfire, he will regret why he went into this line of business

  5. This is the hand of God and not a mistake. You ain’t seen nothing yet. Wait you are all wiped out. People will suffer to make meaning out of their life and all some jobless men will do is to plan how to rob them of their fortunes. Serves you right.

  6. Straight to hell I pity him, from stealing to hell fire too bad for him he dosent have chance to make amend

  7. Even at a critical situation, your friend can lead you to your death pathway.
    Mistakes happen and it’s always God’s doing

  8. Devil in human flesh…frustrating ppl, instead of them to go and work hard…that serves him right.

  9. He got exactly what he deserves. If they will be killing only themselves that would be better than wasting innocent lives

  10. Karma is a real bitch. Karma sometimes dey take years or even decades to strike but in this case, e no waste time at all. Karma struck at that spot pronto. The story never told us if the rest were nabbed or not. If nabbed, very good but if not their days are numbered.

  11. Mistake kwa they will eat their own flesh good for them am so much in love with this God is judgement are instant

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