Two suspected armed robbers have died a painful death after being set ablaze by community members in Imo state.
The armed robbers after being set ablaze in Imo
It is the end of the road for two armed robbers after they were caught in Imo state.
It was gathered that the angry villagers set ablaze two robbery suspects caught robbing a woman of her Android phone in Akuma Community in Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State.
The incident occurred Sunday evening, February 7, at Afor Akuma Market square, where the woman had gone to buy something.
It was gathered that the three-man gang, who allegedly operated on a motorcycle stopped in front of the woman, pointed a gun at her and ordered her to hand over the Android phone to them. But she refused and instead raised an alarm which alerted villagers.
The villagers, most of whom were watching football from a nearby viewing center, mobilized against the robbers and attacked them.
While one of them managed to escape, the other two were caught, beaten to a pulp and taken to the market square where they were set on fire by the mob.
According to the villagers, the suspects were said have operated from Umutanze Community in Orlu Local Government Area and were notorious for robbing Bet9ja outlets and other business centers in the community of huge sums of money in recent months.
Ben Odinkemelu wrote on Facebook;
"Today boys two fair theif born catch them collecting phone at akuma oru East small girl"