Youths beat gunman to coma after attacking pharmacist in Benin

Youths beat gunman to coma after attacking pharmacist in Benin


A member of a four-man armed gang suspected to be assassins has been beaten to coma after his gang abandoned him during an operation in which they severally stabbed a pharmacist in the stomach in Benin City, last Saturday.

A shot gun and two live cartridges were allegedly recovered from the suspect whose gun failed to fire during his chase.

The gunmen who operated in Audi 80 car stormed the newly opened chemist shop at Wire Road, opposite Emotan College, Benin City, about 6:25pm.

It was gathered that the three other members of the gang sped off leaving their partner behind when the gun shot earlier fired in the air during the operation attracted the attention of some youths who were playing football in a nearby field.

The suspect in his attempt to scare the youths away allegedly brandished a shot gun as he scaled the perimeter wall fence and ran into Emotan College where he was captured.

The arrival of policemen from Oba market police division however saved the suspected from being administered jungle justice by the angry youths.

It could not be ascertained whether it was a Case of robbery or assassination as the pharmacist was rushed to hospital.

Attempt to obtain comment from the spokesman, Edo Police Command DSP Osifo Abiodun failed.

The gunmen attacked their victim in his newly opened pharmacy at Wire Road, opposite Emotan College, Benin City leaving him in a pool of blood.

It could not be immediately ascertained whether it was a robbery or assassination mission as the victim was rushed to an hospital.

The suspect has been taken into police custody.


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