Residents of Banana Estate, Laara Igbe, in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State, apprehended a young man for allegedly breaking into a dead woman’s home and stealing a wheelchair that belonged to her.
Confessing before the crowds that held him, hostage, he said that he had previously removed an air conditioner from the same house.
According to him, he is a scavenger and steals items of value from unsuspecting members of the public.
A resident, who spoke in anonymity, told our correspondent that many residents in the estate have lost their valuable items to burglars.
Asked whether they were going to hand him over to the police, the residents retorted that they would not get the justice they wanted if the suspect should be handed over to the police.