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Thief breaks his skull and dies while trying to escape arrest

In a rare case of instant karma, a Lagos thief reportedly broke his skull and died on the spot while trying to escape arrest from law enforcement officials

While his PVC was retrieved at the crime scene, revealing him as Daniel Ekwerekwu, an indigene of Aguleri, Anambra state, it was gathered that he had gone to Okungade street, Mende-Maryland, Ikeja, to vandalize a car and steal its parts – however, at about 6:04a.m, the owner of the car being vandalised woke up to prepare for church service only to see Ekwerekwu vandalizing his car.

He raised alarm which attracted a police patrol team as well as neighbours. They chased after the suspect, who ran into a building.

He tried to scale the fence but unfortunately for him, his hands slipped off the wall and he landed on a cemented floor, breaking his skull as a result.

When the police searched his trousers pocket, they recovered a voter’s card bearing his name and picture. He was taken to Mainland Hospital, Yaba where he was confirmed dead. The body was thereafter deposited at the hospital’s morgue.

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