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Four persons stripped, paraded for ‘stealing’ chickens in Ogun

Four young men have been apprehended and stripped by a mob for allegedly looting a poultry farm at Erunwon in Ijebu North East Local Government…

Four young men have been apprehended and stripped by a mob for allegedly looting a poultry farm at Erunwon in Ijebu North East Local Government Area of Ogun State.

Our correspondent gathered that the suspected thieves were arrested on Tuesday night by local security guards known as a vigilante group in the area.

The suspects allegedly looted the poultry farm, stealing over a hundred chickens, several bags of chicken feeds as well as other items.

Sources said they were caught pants down while looting the poultry in the night.

One of the suspected looters identified as a worker at the farm reportedly invited his “gang” for the operation.

The source said a resident of the area tipped off the vigilante who arrested them, but the mob reportedly took over the suspects, stripped and paraded them.

One of the viral pictures obtained by Daily Trust showed the suspects stark naked with their legs tied while each of them carried live chickens, suspected to be exhibits recovered from them.

It was further gathered that the suspects have been handed over to the Divisional Police office in Atan, the headquarters of Ijebu North-East Local Government Area.

When our correspondent contacted the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, he said he was making efforts to reach the DPO in charge of Atan Division to confirm the incident.

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