The police in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria this morning rescued two suspected robbers from mob attack at Iju-Ishaga area of the state.

At about 7 a.m., two robbery suspects stormed  No3, Odunbaku Street, Oke-Ayo Bus Stop in Iju Ishaga and held the occupants hostage. They reportedly ransacked the rooms and stole valuable items, including cash.

News of their visit soon spread like a wildfire, prompting some youths to mobilise residents to challenge them.

According to my sources, one of the robbers, on sensing danger reportedly scaled the fence and escaped, while his comrade-in-crime, identified by the police as Fatai Oyeniyi was beaten to a pulp by the angry mob.

But for the timely intervention of the police, Oyeniyi, who was arrested with stolen jewellery, handsets, cash and other valuable items, was rescued and whisked away to Iju Ishaga Police Station, Red House, where he is being detained.