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Man stabbed and robbed by violent gang for trying to stop attack against teen girl

By Mason White 4:56 PM January 5, 2015
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By: Chan Yuan
A man who tried to rescue a young girl from a violent gang was beaten and robbed, police in Nigeria said.

The Lagos State Police Department said that 2 of 6 gang members were arrested on charges of assault for stabbing Taiye Lateef.

The incident unfolded around 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, when Lateef and members of his family were partying outside his home.

At some point, the gang of 6 men appeared on the street and began attacking a teen girl. Lateef rushed over in order to save the girl, but was attacked by the gang.

One of the suspects took a piece of broken glass and stabbed Lateef. The suspects also stole his phone and N48,000 ($260) in cash before fleeing from the scene.

Lateef collapsed and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Two suspects were arrested by police, but they have been released without charges.