April 24, 2024

Mob sets suspected robber ablaze in Anambra

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Mob sets suspected robber ablaze in Anambra

A yet-to-be-identified man, suspected to be an armed robber, was, on Monday, captured and set ablaze by angry mob in Anambra State.

Although our reporter could not ascertain the date of the jungle justice, it was gathered that the incident happened at Ogidi, Idemili North Local Government Area of the state.

This was corroborated by a video currently trending online, which shows the fire-engulfed suspect as he stood on the spot, he was set ablaze.

He struggled wildly, running around and calling for help, while many, including bus drivers avoided him to avoid giving them a share of the raging fire.

After a short while of his struggle with the fire, some of the youths who lighted pushed him down and threw up more tires on him, while many others at the scene watched and videoed him, as he gradually burnt to his last breath.

When contacted, the Spokesperson of the Anambra State Police Command, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu said that the Command is calling on the members of the public who has detailed information about the incident to avail same to the Command, to enable it embark on an investigation.

He said, “Following the emergence of a disturbing video showing a man set ablaze by some yet unidentified persons which are alleged it happened in Anambra state, the Police Command wishes to call on anyone who knows the date, time and area the incident occurred, to avail, the Command with information to enable us to embark on an investigation to ascertain what transpired “Given the above, the Police Command is constrained to make further comments, please.”

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