The Enugu State Police Command has said that two cultist, been terrorising residents of Abbi and Adani in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of the state through their alleged nefarious activities, have been mobbed to death after they were after they were caught robbing a victim.
In a statement on Monday, SP Ebere Amaraizu, The Public Relation Officer of the Enugu State Police command, said that the suspects, Okeme alias Pikin and Philip Onyebuchi alias Akwara, met their waterloo on Sunday.
The Police Spokesman said that the suspects have been terrorizing the residents of Abbi and Adani in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area for a long time through their alleged nefarious activities.
“Just as the saying goes, every day is for the thief but one day is for the owner of the house.
“It was gathered that on the fateful day, these suspected hoodlums emerged from the bush in their usual way to unleash mayhem on the innocent citizens.
“They were resisted by their victim who raised alarm.
“The alarm raised attracted the attention of angry mob from Abbi and Adani communities who immediately gave them hot chase.” he said.
He added that the mobbed dealt with the suspects, inflicting on them various degree of injuries before police operatives could arrive at the scene.
“They were promptly rushed to a nearby hospital for medical attention but were later confirmed dead by a doctor on duty.
“Their dead bodies have been deposited at the hospital mortuary,’’ he said.
NAN report that Amaraizu stated that further information gathered revealed that the hoodlums had been members of the dreaded Malaysian Forest boys, who had been operating from the bush.