One armed robber caught, burnt to death, two escape

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One suspected armed robber was on Thursday night burnt to death in Calabar South Local Government Area of Cross River.

According to an eyewitness who gave his name as Emeka, the robbers robbed a Chemist shop along Mayne Avenue by Adam Duke at about 9-930pm on Thursday.

“There is one Chemist shop directly opposite Adam Duke Street, the Chemist is owned by a man known as ‘Doctor’, the robbers went there to rob when luck ran out of them.

“They were three but two escaped while one was caught, beaten and burnt to death. Their gunshots attracted the attention of people who chased them, and unfortunately, one of them was caught, while the remaining two escaped.

“He was not as fast as the others. The robbery took place inside the shop when the robbers entered and in the process they shot the victim.

“I don’t know what the robbers want to rob at a Chemist shop, do they want to steal drugs?, I don’t understand, what really do they want inside a chemist shop? ” he asked.

A source alleged that the corpse of the suspect was later severed into pieces by some area boys.

When DAILY POST contacted the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ms Irene Ugbo on phone on Friday, she confirmed the incident.

“Yes, I am aware of the incident. The suspected armed robbers went to rob the victim and in the process, two escaped while one was not as lucky as the others and was caught, beaten and burnt to death. Nobody was arrested but investigation is ongoing,” she stated.

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