But for the intervention of the police, an alleged notorious leader of an armed robbery gang at Igando would have been lynched yesterday morning.
Akeem Folorunso alias Scorpion was apprehended around 5:30am, after he and another suspect at large, attacked residents of 6, Ismail Abass Street, Igando.
They were said to have broke into the house and attempted to rape a female occupant, when the victim’s father prevented them.
Angered by his obstruction, the suspects, it was gathered attacked the man before carting away his properties.
Neighbours who discovered what was happening, surrounded the residence and also contacted the police.
Scorpion was nabbed while his colleague escaped.
It was gathered that the residents beat him to a coma and wanted to lynch him before policemen from Igando Division got to the scene and whisked him away.
Police spokesperson, Dolapo Badmos, told Nation that the suspect was taken to the hospital.