By; PAMELA EBOH Awka
Three suspected thieves were on Thursday morning burnt by angry mob at Upper Iweka in the commercial city of Onitsha, Anambra State for allegedly stealing phone.
A source said the men who were operating with a tricycle dispossessed a victim of his phone, but were unfortunately caught.
The source said: “The incident happened at Upper Iweka Motor Park, almost Infront of Star Sunny Motor Park, here in Onitsha.
“The men who were operating with a tricycle stopped and dispossessed a man of his phone. As they went back into the tricycle and made to drive off, the tricycle malfunctioned and refused to start.
“They became panicky, and in the process, some boys who were loading vehicles in the motor park quickly descended on them, beating them up.
“Some people brought tyres and others brought fuel, and they were set ablaze immediately. Their remains is still here now smoking.”
The state police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Tochukwu Ikenga could not be reached for reaction.