A robbery suspect specialized in dispossessing point of sale (POS) operators of their monies has been set ablaze in Ughelli, Delta State.
Luck ran out on him last week Thursday, March 24, 2022, in the Upper Agbarho area of Ughelli town when he attempted to force money from a female POS operator.
It was gathered that the female POS operator raised an alarm which attracted youths of the area.
The male suspect was chased and eventually caught and beaten.
The angry mob stoned and used all types of other materials to inflict injuries on him.
Thereafter, suggestions came from the mob that the suspect be set ablaze.
Used tyres were then assembled quickly and thrown round his neck as he struggled for survival.
Another suggestion also came from the crowd that petrol be quickly assembled and that ended the breath of the POS suspected thief.
There was no immediate response from the Police in Ughelli over the unfortunate incident.
Three robbery suspects were recently set ablaze by a mob in Ofuoma, a community in Ughelli North Local Government Area.
The suspects had stolen musical equipment from a local music shop in the rural community before they met their untimely death.
The police authority has warned members of the public against jungle justice advising that suspects be handed over to the police for investigation and prosecution.
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