The video of a youth being beaten up on Saturday by angry residents in Benin City, Edo state in Nigeria, after he was found in possession of a shot gun has gone viral.
The incident along Second East Circular road happened after the boy was accosted and several Android phones were found with the gun in his possession.
The young man who could not explain how he came to be in possession of the shot gun and the phones in the video, kept saying, “I nobi thief”, as he was being beaten.
One of the residents who apprehended the youth and held him while others mercilessly dealt him blows with wood later called the Police to pick him.
The incident comes in the wake of killings, car jacking and armed robbery which has left 18 persons dead at the last count.