Police arrest 3 for killing bread thief


The Bayelsa State Police Command has arrested three suspects in connection with a mob action that resulted in the death of a man who allegedly stole bread from a bakery.

It was learnt that Ebimotimi Freeborn, 32, was accused of always visiting the bakery at night to steal Madiga, a locally baked bread, but fell out of luck when the suspecting workers in the bakery set an ambush for him.

According to sources, he had successfully stolen loaves of bread that night but returned on another round when he was caught red-handed and beaten to death.

A statement issued by Police Public Relations Officer SP Asinim Butswat said: “The suspects, Preye Mathew, 50, female, Theophilus Tiro, 28, male, and Famous Precious, 22, male, were arrested on July 9, 2023, at about 5 pm, at Tombia-Amassoma Road, after an angry mob lynched the suspect to death for allegedly stealing bread.”

According to the statement, the suspects are undergoing interrogation and will be charged in court at the conclusion of the investigation.

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