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Irate Mob Apprehend Tricycle Thief at Ogidi, Burn Him Alive


An irate mob on Thursday burnt to death a young man who specialize in robbing tricycle passengers along the Awka-Onitsha old road.

The man, who gave his name as Chigozie Omaliko said he hails from umudum village, Abatete Abatete community of Idemili North Local Government Area.

THE RAZOR NEWS learnt that the man had boarded a Keke at Afoigwe market to Ogidi, when along the way he one of the passengers, a woman of all her money.

In a video circulating online, the culprit, Omaliko who can be seen to be in his mid 20s said he escaped into an erosion site after the robbery.

When he was accosted by long locals, he lied that he was a robbery victim, and that he boarded a one chance bus and was robbed, but when he was searched, a local revolver pistol was found with him, causing the mob to descend on hi


He was incidentally set ablaze along the road, with a used tire, while the mob supervised the exercise, ensuring he was completely burnt.

The command’s spokesperson, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga said he was not aware of the incident. He advised that the man should have been taken to the nearest police station.

Meanwhile, the state police commissioner, CP Echeng Echeng has severally warned indigenes of the state against taking laws into their hands, anytime there was a crime.

He always advised that such criminal acts be reported to the nearest police state for thorough investigation.



By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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