Information received from the Kwame Nkrumah circle in the Greater Accra Regional capital, Accra this (Tuesday, 04 May, 2021) afternoon indicates that a man [believed to be an armed robber] has been caught and beaten mercilessly by a section of the people around the same area for robbing a woman who just withdrew money from a mobile money vendor meant to buy foodstuffs at the main market (Makola).
According to the 41-year-old victim, she went to a mobile money vendor around the main Vodafone office around the Kwame Nkrumah Circle lane to withdraw a sum of one thousand six hundred Ghana Cedis (GHS 1600.00) meant to purchase some items of foodstuffs for her household at the Makola market this afternoon.
However, according to her, just as she was about entering one 'trotro' sprinter, a young man (around 24 years of age) from no where grabbed her purse and began to run away.
Unfortunately for the armed robber, he was quickly surrounded by the well-meaning traders and passengers around who grabbed him and beat him so well. He was however rescued by the police who invaded the scene and arrested the robber instead.
"I withdrew money from a mobile money vendor down there and all of sudden this man from no where grabbed my purse containing the money. He then began to ran as though no one could catch him."
"Fortunately for me, the men and women around gathered around him, caught him and started beating him. He should be thankful to the you (police) for your timely response," the woman told the police.
The police cautioned the people to desist from the act of instant justice as it can be very deadly and may end you up in great trouble. The police also told them to report incidences such as these for them to handle the issue in a more legal and lawful manner. The young armed robber was sent to the police custody together with the victim for further interogations.
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