The Christmas season has sparked jungle justices across Nigeria as youths are not taking it likely with criminals when they are get caught.
An armed robber in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital met his death in the hands of angry mob who set him ablaze after he was caught trying to snatch a mobile phone.
The robber was set ablaze in the early hours of Thursday, December 17, along Abak Road, Uyo Akwa Ibom State.
An eyewitness account reveal that the robber was caught by Abak road residents while he was trying to snatch a mobile phone from a woman on Wednesday night.
He further reveal that the robber was among notorious armed robbers that have been terrorising Uyo particularly the popular “Ibom Plaza’ and environs in recent times.
The eyewitness said:
“He is a member of the notorious armed robbery gang who has been terrorising the whole of Abak road, NEPA Line, and even the Ibom Plaza area. They always snatch people’s phone and dispossess innocent members of the public of their money,” a resident said.
“But yesterday night his cup became full and he was caught in the act and burnt alive after snatching somebody’s mobile phone. In fact, I was told that when he was caught, some police officers arrived to take him to their station but they people refused and took him away to a Street, burnt him and later brought his corpse to Abak Road where everyone can see. It is unfortunate how young men waste their lives.”
Freshreporters learnt that the suspect specializes in snatching mobile phones and dispossessing the residents of their money and valuables.
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