PHOTOS: Two robbery suspects burnt over attempted phone theft in Imo
Two robbery suspects have been set ablazed by angry villagers for allegedly robbing a woman of her Android phone in Akuma Community in Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the incident happened on Sunday evening, February 7 at Afor Akuma Market square, where the woman had gone to buy something.
It was also learnt that the three-man gang who allegedly operated on a motorcycle stopped in front of the woman, pointed a gun at her and ordered her to hand over the Android phone to them.
But she refused and instead raised an alarm which alerted villagers.
The villagers mostly youths who were watching football from a nearby viewing center, mobilized against the robbers and attacked them.
Two of the robbers were caught and beaten to a pulp while the other struggled to escape. They were later taken to the market square where they were set on fire by the mob.
According to the villagers, the suspects were said have operated from Umutanze Community in Orlu Local Government Area and were notorious for robbing a Bet9ja outlets and other business centers in the community of huge sums of money in recenmonths.