Mob sets suspected thief ablaze in Bayelsa

Posted by News Express | 19 June 2022 | 486 times

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•Scene of a lynching


A suspected petty thief, Gift Clement, was on Thursday lynched and burnt to death by an angry mob at the Swali Market area of Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.

It was gathered that the 30-year-old Clement, who was an indigene of the Swali community, allegedly specialised in robbing traders and customers at gunpoint with members of his gang.

But luck ran out on him when he and one of his gang members snatched the handbag of a lady and she raised the alarm.

A mob was said to have descended on him, lynched and set him ablaze before a team of policemen could come to his rescue.

However, his partner was said to have escaped.

The incident happened barely two days after two kidnappers were burnt to death at Otuabula in Ogbia Local Government Area.  (The PUNCH)

Source: News Express

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