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An angry mob this morning has set a suspected robber ablaze after he was allegedly caught trying to snatch a mobile phone in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state capital.
Abak road residents apprehended him while he was attempting to snatch a mobile phone from a woman on Wednesday night.
A source around the area told newsmen that he was among notorious armed robbers that have been terrorizing Uyo particularly the popular “Ibom Plaza’ and environs in recent times.
It was also gathered that the suspect specializes in snatching mobile phones and dispossessing the residents of their money and valuables.
“He is a member of the notorious armed robbery gang who has been terrorizing the whole of Abak road, NEPA Line, and even the Ibom Plaza area. They always snatch people’s phones and dispossess innocent members of the public of their money,” a resident said.
“But yesterday night his cup became full and he was caught in the act and burnt alive after snatching somebody’s mobile phone. In fact, I was told that when he was caught, some police officers arrived to take him to their station but the people refused and took him away to a Street, burnt him and later brought his corpse to Abak Road where everyone can see. It is unfortunate how young men waste their lives.”
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