Two suspected robbers were set ablaze after they were caught robbing a woman of her Android phone.
The incident reportedly happened at Akuma Community in Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State.
Angry villagers burnt them on Sunday evening, February 7, at Afor Akuma Market square, in the said Community.
An eyewitness account reveals that the three-man gang, who allegedly operated on a motorcycle stopped in front of the woman, pointed a gun at her and ordered her to hand over the Android phone to them.
But she refused and instead raised an alarm which alerted villagers most of whom were watching football from a nearby viewing center, they mobilized against the robbers and attacked them.
While one of them managed to escape, the other two were caught, beaten to a pulp and taken to the market square where they were set on fire by the mob.
According to the villagers, the suspects were said have operated from Umutanze Community in Orlu Local Government Area and were notorious for robbing a Bet9ja outlets and other business centers in the community of huge sums of money in recent months.
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