A mob in Awka, the Anambra state capital over the weekend set two alleged thieves on fire at Regina Caeli Junction, along the Awka – Onitsha Expressway.
According to reports, the suspects were allegedly caught attempting to snatch a phone from a passerby. They were however apprehended at Club Road and were dragged from there to the junction where they were eventually set ablaze.
In Onitsha, Nkpor and Obosi areas of Anambra State, suspected thieves are usually set ablaze by angry mobs, perhaps, to serve as a deterrent to others plotting to steal.
The state police command is yet to comment on this development.