Uproar as angry mob sets robbery suspect ablaze in Imo


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There was pandemonium in Imo state on Friday, March 20, when an armed robbery suspect, was caught and set ablaze by an angry mob.

The Herald gathered that the suspect was caught while operating in ‘Batcher Estate’ behind Anglican Church near Mechanic Village in Owerri, the state capital.

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The state police public relations officer, Orlando Ikeokwu, however, declared that he was not aware of the incident.

Earlier, The Herald reported that the Enugu State Police Command has arrested a notorious armed robbery suspect, whose gang had been terrorising the Abakpa axis of Enugu metropolis.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, made this known in a statement issued to newsmen in the state on Tuesday.

Ndukwe said that the feat was achieved by the Anti-Cult Squad of the Command on March 7 after intelligence information.  The police spokesman said that the Command recovered one locally-made single barrel pistol, five live cartridges and N47, 000.

According to him, “The suspect is a member of a deadly armed robbery gang of four said to have been terrorising the Abakpa axis of Enugu.

“They had on Dec. 16, 2019 at about 9 p.m., attacked and robbed R&S Betting Shop at Housing Estate, Abakpa of a huge amount of money and handsets.

“Operatives eventually tracked them and were able to arrest the suspect, recovered some cash and their operational weapons which they used in robbing their victims.”

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