Man burnt to death by mob in Akwa Ibom for stealing motorcycle

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As shared by a journalist named Harrison...

'IN THE NEWS THIS AFTERNOON

A man in his 30s was lynched this morning by an angry mob in Urua Ekpa Junction in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State Capital, for allegedly stealing a motorcycle.

The mob had pursued the suspect after making away with the vehicle, which was packed in front of a fuel station, few kilometers from AKBC Transmitting Station, Ntak Inyang.

An elderly man who claimed ownership of the motorcycle, said he was shocked when he watched the deceased unlocking his vehicle with the aid of a master key, prompting him to inform people round the vicinity,who helped caught the suspect and set him ablaze.

Before men of the State Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS could arrive the scene, the mob had already poured petrol on the suspect burning him beyond recognition.

For about an hour, the Urua Ekpa axis of the every busy Calabar Itu Highway was barricaded by curious onlookers who rushed to catch the glimpse of the deceased.

An eyewitnes, Itoro Umoh identified the suspect describing him as "serial robber" whose stock in trade is to steal motorcycle packed at the fuel station by people, who came from Itu and Ibiono Ibom Local Government Areas for business in the Capital City.

Akwa Ibom State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Odiko MacDon confirmed the incident, describing the jungle justice as unfortunate and encouraged people to always report criminal matters to the Police instead of taking the law in their hands.

At the time of filing in this report, the body of the deceased, which was a Mecca of sort, was yet to be evacuated.

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