How mobs set 3 robbery suspects ablaze, escaped arrest in Imo — CP

How mobs set 3 robbery suspects ablaze, escaped arrest in Imo — CP


Angry mob has reportedly lynched and set three robbery suspects on Saturday in Owarri Ibiri area, Owerri Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State.

The Commissioner of Police in Imo, Mr Abutu Yaro disclosed this in a statement signed by the spokesman of the State police Command, CSP Mike Abattam on Sunday in Owerri.

Yaro who condemned the alleged jungle justice, revealed that the arsonists who beat, tied and set the robbery suspects accused of terrorising traders in Orlu, took to flight upon sighting police patrol team in the area.

“On 24/7/2021 at about 0630 hours, the inhabitants of Owarri Ibiri caught in the act, three armed robbers while robbing some traders yet to be identified.

“The Commissioner while condemning the barbaric act, advised members of the public and Communities alike to always hand over suspects to the police for proper investigations and prosecution instead of taking the laws into their hands.

“The Commissioner has also set up an investigating team from the State Criminal Investigation Department SCID of the command to investigate the cause and possible ways to prevent future mob actions in the State”, according to the statement.

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