Mob burns alleged bike robber alive in Delta community

An enraged crowd set fire to a suspected armed robber in the Afiesere town of Delta State’s Ughelli North Local Government Area on Monday.

According to witnesses, the incident occurred at 8.45 a.m., and the robbery suspect was burned alive.

The perpetrator was said to have stolen a new motorcycle from its owner at Iwhrekpokpor Roundabout.

The owner reportedly raised the alarm which attracted other motorcycle operators who gave the robbery suspect a chase to Afiesere.

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It was gathered that the fleeing suspect, on realising that he had lost the game, quickly jumped off the motorcycle and ran inside the premises of Afiesere Secondary School where the unrelenting pursuers caught up with him while attempting to scale the fence of the school.

The robbery suspect was said to have been given the beating of his life before he was set ablaze.

The state acting Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed the incident.

He said, “The owner of the snatched motorcycle has refused to show up at the police station to assist our men in their investigations.”

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