Some aggrieved mob in Cross Rivers State on Tuesday burnt a middle aged man over theft of motorcycle in Ugep, Yakurr local government area of the state.
According to report the middle aged man had been alleged to have killed the motorcycle owner in Adim in Baise local government area of the state.
A further into the incident revealed that he stole his motorcycle and took it to Ugep with a bag of Garri to sell.
The incident took place on Tuesday when the mob burnt the man to death for his action of murdering another man.
The victim was reported to have killed the motorcycle owner and found his way to Ugep with a bag of Garri to sell.
Daily post revealed that he was apprehended when information got out and he was taken to the Palace of the Obol Lopon of Ugep who contacted the Police.
Some of the residents of Ugep did not allow the police to take away the suspect, they snatched him from the police and burnt him to death.
An eyewitness, who spoke on the condition of anonymous stated that the incident was sad.
“The level at which young men proliferate small arms and kill one another in recent times calls for the strictest measures,” he said.
“’This act of jungle justice is condemnable especially at a time when there is a national outcry against it, but in this particular case, I think it’s unavoidable.”
“The jungle justice solution seems the best because if such culprits are apprehended and within a few weeks, they are found amongst us. It’s either a politician have made a call or the police as usual has compromised. It’s better we end it this way. Let the burning continue.”
The state PPRO, Irene Ugbo in his reaction lamented the incident and stated that the command had warn people not to take the law into their hands.
“I am surprise that people are still taking laws into their hands. We have warned severally that people should not take laws into their hands, report matters to the police but they refused. However, we are investigating the matter and those involved would be prosecuted,” she added.
Source: Naija News