A middle-aged man, identified as Daniel, was beaten and stripped naked for allegedly snatching a woman’s handbag, yesterday, in Gwagwalada, Abuja.
According to Daily Trust, a witness said the incident happened in the morning at the SDP Junction.
He said that the man followed the woman who carried a baby on her back on a motorcycle after she withdrew money from a bank in the area. He said that the woman alighted from the motorcycle and she was about to pay the commercial motorcyclist, when the man snatched her handbag and took to his heels but some motorcyclists pursued him and arrested him.
“Some motorcyclists went after him, caught him and started beating him,” he said. “They removed his clothes and left him on the ground.”
He said that the suspect, who sustained injuries, was abandoned in the pool of his own blood, before some men of the civil defence corps and officials of the National Union of Road Transport Employees (NURTE) came to his aid.
The Gwagwalada Divisional Police Crime Officer (DCO), Mr Philip K. Dogo, could not be reached on his phone, while a police officer at the station said that the police was not aware of such incident.