Offended mob has roasted three suspected thieves to loss of life at completely different areas in Calabar South Native Authorities Space of Cross River State.
The incidents, which passed off within the early hours of Monday, occurred at completely different areas in Calabar South Native Authorities Space of the state.
One occurred at Atu by Palm Road, one other at Mayne Avenue by Inyang whereas the third individual was burnt at EfioAnwan Road at Anantigha, all in Calabar South.
DAILY POST reporter, who moved around the native authorities space (Calabar South), noticed that the suspects have been burnt past recognition by the mob who hanged outdated car tyres throughout their necks, poured petrol and set them ablaze.
It was gathered that one of many suspected thieves who operated at completely different location, was caught and delivered to Atu by Palm Road the place he lived and burnt to loss of life.
It was alleged that he used grasp key to interrupt into individuals’s homes and retailers to steal.
“You possibly can see the keys beside his burnt physique,” a resident of the realm pointed it out to our reporter.
Sadly, for the one at Mayne Avenue by Inyang, a Keke Napep (tricycle) driver who didn’t give his title mentioned: “The suspect used to drive Keke Napep, all of a sudden he stopped. I don’t know that he has gone into stealing.
“The financial system is difficult however stealing isn’t the most suitable choice. Simply take a look at the way in which he died, so unhealthy. He was struggling, so that they broke his legs, earlier than placing tyres on him and lighting the fireplace,” a witness lamented.
The third incident that occurred at EfioAnwan, residents mentioned: “He stays round right here and nonetheless goes about stealing round right here. So, the individuals mentioned it was an excessive amount of and determined to finish his life since at any time when he’s arrested by the police, he’ll come out, boasting and nonetheless proceed along with his stealing – disturbing the neighbourhood”.
When contacted through Telephone on Monday, DSP Irene Ugbo, Police Public Relations Officer, Cross River State Command, confirmed the incidents and mentioned she had earlier warned in opposition to mob assault because it was not illegal, noting that the Command had requested residents to report such in incident to the Police.
“Residents ought to keep away from jungle justice, it isn’t wholesome for our improvement, economically, socially and politically, we must always report such incident to the Police and watch what we’re going to do, individuals ought to have assured on us,” she burdened.