Christmas Day: Mob lynches suspected rapist to death in Calabar

A suspected rapist has been mobbed to death on Christmas day in Calabar for robbing and raping a girl.

According to a report by The Vanguard, the incident occurred along Ekong Etta Street by Okoro Agbor in the early hours of Wednesday when the angry mob pursued the suspected a gang of three men who committed the crime.

Christmas Day: Mob lynches suspected rapist to death in Calabar

An eyewitness who pleaded anonymity said the suspected rapist was trailed by the angry mob who later beat him and dumped in a waste bin, closed to Apostolic church where he later gave up his ghost.

He said:

”They were three (3) of them that committed the act, but the other two ran away, but he (the victim) couldn’t as the mob caught up with him and mobbed him.

“People said he’s a first-timer and that he followed the other two who have been robbing the area and going scout free. They even raped the girl they robbed.

“The incident happened in the early hours of Wednesday and the screaming from the girl alerted the mob who later came to her rescue,” he said.

The victim of the rape and robbery, according to reports, was in trauma after the incident that she couldn’t speak to anyone.

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