Irate mobs in Main Market, Onitsha, Anambra State, on Wednesday, set ablaze two suspected criminals who were allegedly terrorizing residents of Sokoto Road.
Goldennewsng learnt that the incident happened at approximately 3:30 pm.
Prior to being set on fire, the suspects were lynched by the mobs. An eyewitness who confirmed the incident to Daily Trust noted that the suspects were caught attempting to forcefully rob a tricycle operator of his money and belongings within the market.
“The tricycle operator had dropped his passengers and their goods in the market, and as he was about to move, those boys approached him and were forcefully attempting to dispossess him of his money and others before the mobs descended on them, lynched them before setting them ablaze,” the eyewitness reportedly said.
Confirming the incident, the state police spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, told journalists that the Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye, frowned at the act and reiterated his call for members of the public to always take criminal offenders to the nearest police station for necessary actions.