3 motorcycle thieves who were caught stealing in Cross River State, were burnt to death by an angry mob which gathered after they were apprehended.
According to online sources, the incident occurred at Nyayan/Abouchchie junction ,Bekwara LGA of Cross River state. Facebook user, Jeff Onos who shared the report of the motorcycle thieves wrote;
Charred bodies of 3 thieves caught&set ablaze 4 stealing a motorcycle dis evening in nyayan/abouchchie junction ,Bekwara LGA cross river state.It was a gory,pathetic & unfortunate scene. People make ona wise up ooo because na brain be jassman ooo.Gud nit,sweet dreams.
This is coming months after a suspected female kidnapper was lynched and set ablaze by angry mob at Offa Garage area of Ilorin on Monday. The woman had gone to fetch a set of twins, from an Arabic school in Kilanko area of Ilorin.
The woman had approached the school on the pretext that their mother had asked her to pick up the twins from the school. A source in the Arabic school, who pleaded anonymity, told newsmen that luck ran out of the suspected kidnapper when the twins’ mother was contacted and she denied sending anybody to pick up her children. The source said the mother of the twins hurriedly came to the school, and confronted the woman. She revealed that she did not send anybody to take custody of her twin. An eye witness told pressmen that her outburst, attracted passersby to the school where the suspect was being held.
The eye witness said the passersby later pulled the suspected kidnapper out of the school premises, and marched her to Offa Garage. Reports said efforts by residents around the Arabic school to prevail on the mob to hand over the suspect to the police, fell on deaf ears. The suspected kidnapper was however lynched by the mob that set her on fire at about 11 a.m. At the scene of the crime, charred remains of the lynched woman were still lying on the road. When contacted, Kwara Police Public Relations Officer, Ajayi Okasanmi confirmed the incident.