Suspected “Android phone” thief set ablaze by angry mob

Suspected “Android phone” thief set ablaze by angry mob

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A young man identified as Eyo, aged 22, was set on fire by an angry mob on Sunday in Esu Street, off Edim Otop Street, Atimbo, Calabar Municipality LGA of Cross River state.

According to an eyewitness who preferred to remain anonymous, Eyo had stolen an android phone the previous evening and fled, only to return the next morning and meet his tragic fate.

Sources revealed that Eyo, who resided around the Second transformer in Inyanghasang, had been involved in petty theft for a long time.

“I have known Eyo since secondary school, he has always been stealing, there was a time he stole half of the class school fees.

Even as we grew into our 20s, Eyo became audacious in stealing and more notorious, he was always caught stealing, this is not the first time a mob tried to mob him, it’s unfortunate that he got unlucky today.

They started beating him with cutlasses and gave him deep cuts before setting him ablaze. Funny enough, it’s just for stealing an Android phone,” the source said.

Police Public Relations Officer, SP Irene Ugbo, confirmed the incident, stating that it was illegal for anyone to take the law into their own hands.

Ugbo added that the right thing to do would have been to report the suspect to the nearest police station and hand him over, rather than killing him in such a gruesome manner.

“The mob action against the suspect was illegal, barbaric and highly unacceptable, he should have been handed over to the police,” she said.

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