Suspected armed robber burnt to death in Bayelsa


An unnamed suspected armed robber has been burnt to death by an angry mob in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

The incident, which left many residents petrified, occurred on Wednesday on Green Villa Road, Biogbolo area of Yenagoa metropolis.

The suspect allegedly pointed a gun at a resident of Biogbolo and robbed him of his Android phone.

It was learnt that the angry mob, who witnessed the robbery, chased the suspect, caught him, beat him up and later burnt him to death before the arrival of the police.

Spokesman for the Bayelsa State Police Command, SP Asinim Butswat, confirmed the incident.

He condemned the jungle justice, warning the public of the consequences of taking the law into their own hands.

Butswat said: “The command cautions members of the public against taking the law into their own hands.

“The corpse of the deceased has been evacuated and deposited at the mortuary for autopsy. Investigation is ongoing.”

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