3 suspected armed robbers burnt to death in Anambra

Posted by News Express | 21 May 2021 | 1,466 times

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•Anambra PPRO Ikenga Tochi

 

By PAMELA EBOH, Awka

Three suspected armed robbers were on Thursday burnt to death by a mob at Nkpor junction in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

Four days earlier, similar jungle justice was meted out to a man in his mid-20s at Obosi also in Idemili North Council area by youths of the community for alleged stealing.

Though details of what led to the burning of the three suspects were still sketchy as at the time of filing this report, it was gathered that they were in the custody of some vigilante men who were making efforts to take them to the nearest police station but were overpowered by the angry mob.

Confirming the incident, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Ikenga Tochi, said yesterday: “The robbery incident took place at about 11:45am today at Nkpor roundabout by Ogidi.

“The robbers accosted their victims and dispossess them of their personal belongings.

“During a hot chase by the angry mob, three members of the gang were lynched and set ablaze by angry mob.”

Tochi said that Police operatives in the area “have worked audaciously in making sure that normalcy is restored in the area.”


Source: News Express

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