Saturday, July 2, 2011

Mob sets two suspected robbers ablaze

1 July 2011

The culture of jungle justices reared its head in Warri metropolis yesterday as two suspected armed robbers were set ablaze by an irate mob after an alleged failed attempt to rob a man.

The incident took place at about 10am along the ever-busy airport road, causing a heavy traffic jam while hundreds of people trooped to the scene to catch a glimpse of the unfortunate suspected robbers.

Eye witnesses said the two men had trailed a customer to one of the banks in Warri metropolis and pounced on him immediately he came out of the bank in an attempt to dispossess him of the cash he just withdrew.

The scuffle apparently drew the attention of a bystander who immediately alerted others, resulting in a gathering of neighbours who apprehended the suspected robbers and subsequently beat them into coma before setting them ablaze.

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