Angry mob lynches suspected rapist to death, dumps body in refuse bin in Calabar
There was pandemonium in the early hours of Wednesday, December 25, in Calabar Municipality LGA of Cross River State, as angry mob lynched a suspected rapist to death for robbing and raping a girl.
According to reports, the incident occurred along Ekong Etta Street by Okoro Agbor in the early hours of Wednesday when an angry mob pursued a suspected thief who raped his victim after robbing her.
An eyewitness who pleaded anonymity said he suspected the rapist was trailed by the angry mob who later beat him and dumped in a waste bin, closed to Apostolic church where he later gave up his ghost.
“They were three (3) of them that committed the act, but the other two ran away, but he (the victim) couldn’t as the mob caught up with him and mobbed him.
“People said he’s a first-timer and that he followed the other two who have been robbing the area and going scout free. They even raped the girl they robbed.
“The incident happened in the early hours of Wednesday and the screaming from the girl alerted the mob who later came to her rescue,” he said.