Angry mob caught and set a suspected armed robber ablaze in Anambra state on Monday, May 10.
The robber met his death at the notorious Nkpor junction in Idemili North local government area of the state.
The robber was burnt beyond recognition when him and his gang stormed the junction where they robbed travellers and passerby of their valuables.
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An eyewitness account reveal that one of the victims had raised alarm in the process which attracted sympathisers who immediately mobilised and pursued the robbers.
“One of them was apprehended while the rest escaped. The arrested robber was beaten to a pulp and ordered to identify or disclose the whereabouts of his fleeing accomplices.
“Since he refused to comply, he was set ablaze by the mob so as to teach others who have been terrorising Nkpor junction and environs lessons.”
The incident was confirmed in a statement by the state Police spokesperson, Ikenga Tochukwu.
According to him, the body of the deceased had been recovered, while investigation has commenced.
“At about 11am, there was a mob action on allegedly suspected thief that resulted to setting the suspect ablaze at Nkpor round about.
“The Police Operatives attached to Ogidi division quickly rushed to the scene, recovered the body and cordoned off the area to restore break down of law and order.
“Preliminary investigation reveals that the hoodlums (3 persons) attacked a man and dispossessed him of his belongings. During a hot chase by the angry mob around in the area, one of the suspects was caught and set ablaze.”
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