Anambra suspected thief burnt to death for stealing handkerchief

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A man, whose identity could be ascertained as of press time, was on Monday set ablaze at the Nkpor junction the Idemili North Local Area of Anambra State.

It was gathered that the suspect snatched a handkerchief from a victim and bolted away, thinking that it was .

A source said, “The deceased, his gang members, was at the junction robbing passers-by of their valuables.

“The deceased stole a handkerchief from a victim’ pocket and took off his gang members ,thinking it was

“The victim raised the alarm, which attracted sympathisers, who immediately mobilised and pursued them.

“One of them was apprehended, while the others escaped. The apprehended robber was beaten to a pulp and asked to identify or disclose the whereabouts of his fleeing accomplices, but he refused and was set ablaze.”

The state , Ikenga Tochukwu, confirmed the incident.

He said the body of the deceased had been recovered, while investigation had commenced.

The PPRO said, “Around 11am, there was a mob action on a thief that resulted the setting ablaze of the suspect at the Nkpor roundabout.

operatives attached to the Ogidi Division quickly rushed to the scene, recovered the body and cordoned off the area to a breakdown of and order.”