Lawrence Nwimo, Awka
A yet-to-be-identified man, suspected to be an armed robber, was, on Monday, captured and set ablaze by an angry mob in Anambra State.
Although Ikengaonline could not ascertain the authenticity and the date of the jungle justice, it was gathered that the incident happened at Ogidi, Idemili North Local Government Area of the state.
This was corroborated by a video currently trending online, which shows the fire-engulfed suspect as he stood from the spot he was lighted, struggling, running around and calling for help, while many, including bus drivers were avoiding him from coming closer to them, to avoid giving them a share of the raging fire.
After a short while of his struggle, some of the youths who lighted him ended up the whole drama by pushing him down to a spot, decapitating him and also also throwing up more tires on him, while many others at the scene watched and videoed him, as he gradually burnt to his last breath.
When contacted, the Spokesperson of the Anambra State Police Command, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, said that the Command is calling on the members of the public who have detailed information about the incident to avail same to the Command, to enable it embark on an investigation.
He said: “Following the emergence of a disturbing video showing a man set ablaze by some yet to be identified persons which it is alleged happened in Anambra State, the 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.”