A suspected thief, Jones Anyim, has his stars to thank for still being alive.

An irate mob had descended on him to kill him when he attempted to steal a motorcycle, but policemen came around to rescue him.

The incident happened at Eke Market along Amurri Road in Agbani community of Nkanu West council area on Jan. 22.

The Enugu police command’s spokesperson, SP Ebere Amaraizu, noted that if not for the timely interventions of police in Nkanu West Division, the angry mob would have used sticks and other dangerous instruments to kill the suspect.

He, however, was not lucky enough to escape some good beating.

“It was gathered that following the alleged incident, irate mob descended heavily on the suspect and inflicted various degrees of injuries on his head and body.

“But for the prompt intervention of police operatives that prevented what would have brought about the untimely exit of the suspect,” he said.

The police rushed him to the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) Ituku/Ozalla near Enugu for medical attention.

The police noted that investigation had commenced into the incident.

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