Jungle Justice : Mob sets ablaze 2 suspected phone snatchers
Two men suspected to be handset snatchers were burnt to death by a mob recently in Mararaba, near Abuja.
Witnesses said one of the suspects allegedly snatched a handset from someone around Abacha Road and took to his heels.
City News gathered that while residents of the area who witnessed the incident chased him, he ran and mounted a waiting ‘Okada’ and tried to escape.
But luck ran out on him as he and the cyclist were apprehended at Sharp Corner U-turn where there was traffic hold up.
He said the two suspected thieves were burnt to death around 8.00p.m. and their corpses were later evacuated by the police.
While some said the ‘Okada’ rider was waiting for passengers when the suspect boarded his bike, others maintained that he was standing by as a member of the team to zoom away with them to safety after the operation.
A brother to the ‘Okada’ man who would not want to be named lamented that his younger brother was a victim and maintained that the boy was never involved in any criminal activity.
Via Daily Trust