An angry mob on Monday almost lynched a 21-year-old man, who impersonated an army officer, for robbing a woman of iPhone 7 Plus along Deco Road, in the Okumagba Avenue area of Warri, Delta State.
The fake army officer, who was identified as Usman Jafar, from Adamawa State ran out of luck when the woman he had robbed recognised him the following day when he visited a mobile phones market, otherwise called Robinson Plaza, to wipe off the information on the mobile phone.
The incident, which occurred around 9.20am, left Jafar with severe injuries in his face and other parts of his body as a result of stoning and stabbing.
Our correspondent gathered that the fake military man initially escaped from the mob.
When asked what would be the fate of the suspect, Abdulkadir said the army would deal with the suspect in line with its rules of engagement.