LUCK ran out of two armed robbery suspects on Sunday as they were burnt to death at Okere market, and Emebiren junction in Warri, Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State.
Nigerian Tribune gathered that the suspects were members of a four-man gang terrorising the area. Two of the suspects escaped the mob, but the two caught were reportedly rounded up by passersby after they were caught dispossessing traders and commuters around Okere market of their GSM phones and money.
A source said one of the robbers, having seen the danger ahead, ran from Okere market through the double lane avenue road, but was given a hot chase and was later caught at Emebiren junction, where he was swiftly set ablaze.
A tricycle operator, who spoke to Nigerian Tribune on condition of anonymity, said in pidgin: “na thief when them carry instrument abi na gun oh! I nor too know, na them take catch them burn them alive so.”
Meanwhile, the Delta Police Command spokesperson, DSP Celestina Kalu, who confirmed the incident to Nigerian Tribune on phone on Monday, condemned the mob action.
Kalu warned Nigerians to desist from meting out jungle justice on perceived criminals, describing the act as a criminal one that attracts murder charges on anyone caught