Man killed in Bayelsa for stealing a loaf of bread

The Police Command in Bayelsa State has arrested three suspects for allegedly participating in the lynching of a 32-year-old man, Ebimotimi Freeborn, who was accused of stealing bread.

SP Asinim Butswat, the command’s Police Public Relations Officer, said this in a statement issued on Tuesday in Yenagoa.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Asinim Butswat, in a statement on Tuesday, identified the suspects as Preye Mathew, Theophilus Tiro and Famous Precious.

Butswat said, “The Bayelsa State Police Command has arrested three suspects in connection with the mob action by an unruly crowd, which led to the death of Ebimotimi Freeborn, 32.

“The suspects, Preye Mathew, 50, Theophilus Tiro, 28, and Famous Precious, 22, were arrested on July 9, 2023, around 5pm along the Tombia- Amassoma Road, after an angry mob lynched the suspect to death for allegedly stealing bread.”

The command, he said, condemns the action of the mob and warns members of the public to desist from taking laws into their own hands. 

The suspects, according to him, are undergoing interrogation and would be charged to court at the conclusion of the investigation.

Butswat said that the three suspects were arrested on July 9, at about 5p.m at Tombia-Amassoma road, after a mob lynched the suspect.
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