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Thief caught at Shoprite in Lagos, rescued from being lynched by mob (video)

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A thief was reportedly caught today at a Shoprite outlet in Apapa, Lagos, but reportedly escaped getting lynched to death by the mob which gathered.

Thief caught at Shoprite in Lagos, rescued from being lynched by mob lailasnews


It was also gathered that though the police was present, it did not stop the crowd which gathered from attacking suspect whose cloth was almost removed. Here is a video of the near-lynching the thief caught at Shoprite suffered below;

This is coming few months after it was reported that a Shoprite salesgirl was arrested and arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate Court for allegedly stealing the sum of N553, 956, 000 she realized from sales just one month after she secured employment.

The accused who could not give account of the missing money, was arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate Court, Lagos on a two-count charge of felony to wit and stealing.


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172 Comments

  1. Thank God he was caught and arrested,he will face the law and it will serve as a lesson to others to stop stealing.

  2. After spending any how in December, they are now broke now they want money by all means.
    May God save us all.

  3. Thank God he was caught, it’s might be something not worth his life that he wants to die for, assuming they lynched you now what will you tell God. Na wa oo, with shoprite security their staff still steals from them.

  4. It would have died a mysterious guy that death, thank god security operatives are there on time, next is to face the law

  5. Thank god he was cut off. Thats how these boys go about stealing don’t even know how the person kept those properties suffered is a man like you he struggled please stop stealing and go

  6. He should be thanking God those Mob team came for his rescue,at least he us still alive even when he is arrested, if not they would av set him Ablaze..

  7. Everyday for the thief one day for the owner. Thank God he was caught. He should be charged to court and jailed

  8. Let him go and thank his God today would have been the end of his life, as he would not labour with his hands and eat he wants to steal that which others have laboured.

  9. Thank God he was saved from the mob otherwise they would have killed him,let the police do their job

  10. Every day for a thief one day for the owner . Thieves you are not invincible nah God create us all o

  11. He should thank he’s stars by now he would have been roasted LI’ke cow.. Stop stealing

  12. He stole something that is why you people want to kill him. Am sure he that cos of hunger.. Our government officials are busy stealing our money with pen. How many of you have shouted on them. Or even mob them.. Useless country people.. Lazy youth. Useless youth

  13. Why would someone even think of stealing what does not belong to him or her.. Very irritating habit

  14. People should learn how to beg, if you can not work because there is no job for you, is better than stealing. No one will kill you because you, but you might be killed for stealing. Begging to feed is least of option to survive. You will make more money you venture into small business like sales of pure water, carrying of load with wheel borrow for people. So please youths of today don’t steal to avoid being arrested and even be killed.

  15. He probably don’t know what CCTV is all about and where it’s mostly used else, he wouldn’t be tried stealing

  16. greed and laziness is what makes a lot of youths to be stealing, go and learn a trade and empower yourself.

  17. Just wondering how he would have taught that he can steal at shoprite with out being caught

  18. What is wrong with nigerian youth over this word stealing stealing most we steal before we survived

  19. Work, they will not work but they want to get rich thinking it can be possible through stealing. God saved you, if not for the police you would have been dead now

  20. In as much as i don’t encourage stealing i don’t encourage jungle justice either, the masses should always allow the police to do their job.

  21. To steal what other work hard for is a bad thing to do but is our country this bad Nigeria should also stop jungle Justice’s

  22. The accused couldn’t give account for the missing money. I sense false allegation, this man maybe innocent.

  23. People should learn how to beg, if you can not work because there is no job for you, is better than stealing. No one will kill you because you, but you might be killed for stealing. Begging to feed is least of option to survive. You will make more money you venture into small business like sales of pure water, carrying of load with wheel borrow for people.

  24. We should let the police do their job instead of jungle Justice’s also its bad to steal what other work for

  25. Naija people self we nor dey use eye see thief self… thank God he escape those angry mob but he has to pay for his crime in jail.

  26. Why would some find it diffcult to engage themselves in one thing or other inorder to earn a living

  27. Everyday is for the thief one day is for the owner of the house.I believe he will face the rout of the law.

  28. Why would some find it diffcult to engage themselves in one thing or other inorder to earn a living,rather than stealing

  29. How come you think of stealing in the mall, everyday is for the thief and one day is for the owner

  30. why will a matured person like ths steal? He has no excuse whatsoever to steal. He should be dealt with.

  31. He should thank God that the police arrived on time at least he still has a chance to change, he should stop stealing and instead work to get the money he wants

  32. He was lucky to have escape the mob.. Lagosians would have burnt him alive!
    He shuld be handle severely!

  33. we should be careful on taking laws into our hands, Thank God for saving the day, jungle justice isn’t the way to solve issues

  34. He’s lucky for not being burnt today, all that doesn’t want to work but steal will face the consequences some day

  35. Thieves can never understand that one day the end of their stealing will come, his own has now come, he will face the consequences

  36. All these shop lifters hmmm risking their lives for what is not upto anything and cannot amount to anything may God help us all from such habits

  37. He is very lucky! And he should note that this is a warning, he should flee from stealing and also a warning to those who are planning to steal. Let the law take its course.

  38. Thank God for police intervention, he would have been killed, he should now face the law in a proper manner.

  39. Bad luck and market for him, he should be punished and charge to court of law to serve as lesson for others.

  40. ThankGod for his life…
    The said thief should turn a new leaf or he might not be lucky next time….

    Why steal when you can earn money the right way

  41. The thief should thank his stars that he was rescued from the hands of the people, otherwise he would have been dead. Nevertheless, he should face the law.

  42. The funny thing about this is that he will not learn from this. But thank God he was caught and arrested by the police cause next time, be won’t be this lucky.

  43. I dont actually think they went there to steal… They went there to see how ShopRite looks like and saw that everything in there was quite enticing

  44. Thanks goodness he wasn’t lynched. Jungle justice is archaic and dehumanizing. He should be prosecuted in line with due process of the law.

  45. He is already caught of the stealing, The Mob should let him face the charges in court instead of beating him to death.

  46. After he has formed biggest boi for his babe during last festive period,,,mumu kom end am to stealing wey put am to public shame,,,,,,

  47. Thank God for the intervention of the police. The thief would have be dead due to jungle justice

  48. We Nigerians should stop taking laws into our hands tho am not supporting him..I like the way he was been caught but what am not in support of is jungle justice… Pls

  49. He is the luckiest man on Earth but it’s not over with him yet, he should better stop stealing.

  50. Thank God he was rescued, jungle justice in our present day society is not the right verdict for any suspected individual.

  51. Thank God he wasn’t lynched. Let them just hand him over to the police to do theor job. Say no to jungle justice

  52. He that breaketh the hedge, the serpent shall bite. I therefore implore we do not engage in negative acts such as stealing, etc

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