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Mob action: Armed robber set ablaze in Anambra

A yet-to-be-identified suspected robber has been set ablaze by an irate mob in Ogidi, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

A viral video showed the fire-engulfed suspect as he stood at the spot, running around and calling for help.

Scared passersby, including motorists, kept a safe distance to avoid being affected by the raging fire.

The video also showed some youths, suspected to have lighted the deceased, throwing more tyres on him, while others watched and videoed him as he gradually burnt to death.

Reacting, Police spokesperson, Tochukwu Ikenga called on members of the public with detailed information about the incident to avail same to the Command for investigations.

He said: “Following the emergence of a disturbing video showing a man set ablaze by some yet unidentified persons alleged to have happened in Anambra state, Police Command wishes to call on anyone who knows the date, time and area the incident occurred, to avail the Command with information to enable us to embark on an investigation to ascertain what transpired.

“Given the above, the Police Command is constrained to make further comments, please.”


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