The mob was stated to have tried to burn the boys alive in addition to set the tricycle ablaze however had been prevented by the police who had been on patrol near the scene.
“Three infamous ‘Shila’ boys have been rescued by the police from being burnt alive by an offended mob in Yola, the Adamawa state capital.
It was gathered that the suspects had been nabbed after a failed try to grab a cellphone from a person at Malamre in Yola North Native Authorities Space on Tuesday, March 22.
The boys indentified as Muhammed Usman, 22, of Zango road, Musa Adamu, 19, Mohammed Salihu, 19, of Majalisa road in Yola North LGA and a fourth suspect, armed themselves with a cutlass and knives and went out for his or her routine operation on a tricycle round Malamre.
The hoodlums sighted the person with android cellphone trekking and attacked him. Usman, who was driving the tricycle, stopped near the person whereas the others jumped out of the tricycle and tried to grab the cellphone from him.
The sufferer engaged the boys and likewise raised alarm which attracted individuals within the space. They surrounded the boys and apprehended three of them whereas one managed to flee.
The mob waa stated to have tried to burn the boys alive in addition to set the tricycle ablaze however had been prevented by the police who had been on patrol near the scene.
The boys who had been paraded at police headquarters on Wednesday, March 23, confessed to committing the crime, saying that they usually promote the telephones they snatch from individuals to at least one Alhaji.
Spokesperson of the command, DSP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, who confirmed the incident stated that the suspects might be charged to court docket after investigation.