Offended mob has roasted three suspected thieves to dying at totally different areas in Calabar South Native Authorities Space of Cross River State.
The incidents, which happened within the early hours of Monday, occurred at totally 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authorities space (Calabar South), noticed that the suspects had been burnt past recognition by the mob who hanged outdated car tyres throughout their necks, poured petrol and set them ablaze.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 totally different location, was caught and delivered to Atu by Palm Road the place he lived and burnt to dying.
It was alleged that he used grasp key to interrupt into individuals’s homes and outlets to steal.
“You may 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 identify stated: “The suspect used to drive Keke Napep, instantly he stopped. I don’t know that he has gone into stealing.
“The economic system is tough however stealing shouldn’t be the most suitable choice. Simply take a look at the best way he died, so dangerous. He was struggling, so that they broke his legs, earlier than placing tyres on him and lighting the hearth,” a witness lamented.
The third incident that occurred at EfioAnwan, residents stated: “He stays round right here and nonetheless goes about stealing round right here. So, the individuals stated 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 together 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 stated she had earlier warned towards 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’s not wholesome for our improvement, economically, socially and politically, we should always report such incident to the Police and watch what we’re going to do, individuals ought to have assured on us,” she pressured.