A thief who took advantage of the heavy Lagos traffic to snatch a passenger’s phone met his waterloo when he decided to jump into the Lagos lagoon to escape mob justice.
The incident happened Friday, during the usual heavy traffic on the Third Mainland bridge.
The thief could not swim after he jumped into the Lagos lagoon with the snatched phone.
Luck ran out on him as he found himself drowning with the phone in his pocket. He cried out for help and was rescued by passersby who recovered the stolen phone from him.
Ashamed of his act, the thief asked that he be thrown back into the lagoon but the people refused to lynch him or throw him into the Lagoon. He has since been handed over to the police.