Mob Set Ablaze Suspected Car Battery Thieve As Petty Thievery Rate Soars In Calabar

In Breaking News, Crime, National News, Reports

By Ushang Ewa

charred body of the suspected thief

An angry mob set ablaze a young man suspected to have stolen car batteries Monday along Yellow Duke street in Calabar.

Residents say the victim was suspected to have stolen from a car parked nearby and was chased briefly after an alarm was raised, caught and after a brief beating, a tire was placed on his neck, poured petrol and burnt alive with eye witnesses saying he could be heard crying when the fire was lit.

The corpse was removed Tuesday afternoon CrossRiverWatch gathered as this reporter could only find soot on the scene.

The alleged theft comes barely a week after new Police Commissioner, Hafiz Inuwa advised car owners to be vigilant and has increased the number of jungle justice meted out to suspected criminals to over half a dozen in 2017 alone.

Inuwa’s advise also came barely a week after a mob in Ikot Ansa where the situation is said to be worse, had set ablaze another suspected thief after his the people mobilized against his gang with other members escaping.

Findings also reveals that petty robbery and thievery is on the rise again with a group of boys numbering over 8 holding several to ransom at Goldie by Mount Zion to Mount Zion by Orok Orok between 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM when the Police arrived and chased them away.

Residents ran indoors with one positing that the inability of the state government to provide street lighting despite installing the necessary infrastructure as one of the enabling factors for the rise in crime rate.

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One commentOn Mob Set Ablaze Suspected Car Battery Thieve As Petty Thievery Rate Soars In Calabar

  • What Manner Of Journalism Is This, You Should Get Your Facts Right Before Reporting.If Truly You Were At The Scene Of The Incidence You Would Have Seen That The Corpse Is Still Lying There Rotting Away And Smelling And Not Removed As You Claimed.Please Endeavour To Give Accurate Facts As A Lot Of People Such As Myself Rely On Your Site For News About Cross River State.And Kindly Help Us Appeal To The Relevant Agency To Come And Remove The Body As It Is Becoming A Health Hazard To The Community..Thank You

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