It was a sad end for a suspected criminal who allegedly stormed some streets at the suburb in Calabar, Cross river state capital stealing valuables of residents estimated at several thousands of naira.
The suspects who were four in number stormed the area on Sunday and stole some valuables belonging to the people.
The people it was gathered, ganged up and chased the suspects, three of them escaped while one was captured by the mob and burnt to death. “The incident happened at Edim Otop main market by the early hours of Sunday and the mob rudely sent their victim to hell”, a source hinted.
The victim whose name was not known at the time of filling this report was amongst a gang of four-man criminal group who always stormed the area robbing the residents door-to-door. “In the act, the residents summoned courage and went after them this time” Ekpo Etim told our correspondent.
“Three of the criminals made their way through the crowds and escaped, while the unfortunate one whom the narrator said was subdue couldn’t escape as he was later battered and burnt to death by the mob”.
We learned that the incident was the second jungle justice in recent time. When contacted on phone, the Police Public Relations Officer, Irene Igbo confirmed the incident saying that some suspects have been arrested in connection with the lynching.
“We are on top of the situation. Four suspects have been arrested and investigations are ongoing. Immediately it is concluded, we shall charge them to court,” she stated.