One Deji Oladeluyi, a suspected member of a burglary gang that specialised in breaking into residential buildings, when owners are away, was stripped last Sunday at the Iyesi area of Ota, Ogun State.
According to TheNation, the suspect and members of his gang had been terrorising residents of the area for sometime.
Residents revealed that no fewer than eight houses had been burgled in the last two weeks. .
Oladeluyi was said to have broken into a house at Famous Estate, Iyana Iyesi, while the occupants of the building were away.
He was however intercepted by vigilant neighbours while he was about taking away some valuable items from the building.
The suspect allegedly scaled the fence into another compound and hid himself inside a soak away pit.
The suspect was found inside the soak away pit with a live snake. He was removed from the soak away pit by angry mob while the snake was killed and tied to him.
Before he was whisked away by the police, the suspect said: “My name is Deji Oladeloye, I live at Iyana Iyesi. I don’t know anyone in this community; I have only come here to rob people.
I am an indigene of Ondo State. I don’t belong to any robbery gang but I carry out my operations alone.”