Written by on August 16, 2021


The apprehension and torture of a suspected car thief yesterday in Maza-maza area of Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area, Lagos State, has been the talking point among residents of the area.

According to updates, the young man was caught when trying to zoom off with a Lexus SUV which the owner parked in front of a commercial bank branch, while using the bank’s ATM.

The man who was in a hurry did not know that his car key had fallen off, the alleged thief quickly picked it and started the car, before eye witnesses raised an alarm.

Discussing the matter in small groups, residents who condemned the action of the young man, stated that he would have succeeded in eloping with the vehicle, except for the bad state of the Maza-maza end of the Old Ojo road, where the incident occured.

Radio Nigeria was at the scene yesterday and saw as the heifty young man was stripped stark naked, tied hands and feet and dropped just beside the Access Bank branch in Maza-maza bus stop, with people from far and near thronging to catch a glimpse of him.

It was learnt that but for the swift intervention of police officers,he would have been lynched by the angry mob who had given him the beating of his life.

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