Luck ran out for two young men as they sought to attack and steal money from POS operators in the Enugu metropolis.
The victims were caught on Wednesday afternoon and set ablaze in the Enugu State capital for attempting to rob a Point of Sale (POS) operator.
The incident happened along the popular Bisalla(Independence) Road in the Independence Layout area of the capital.
The POS operator reportedly raised the alarm as the robbers pulled out guns demanding money. The alarm attracted the mob who chased after the fleeing robbers and apprehended them.
A viral video making the rounds on social media showed both robbers being burnt while a small crowd gathered to witness the horror scene.
Before setting them on fire, the irate mob first str!pped them n@ked, and made videos.
It was further gathered that the angry mob did not allow the police to take them to their station as they overpowered them.
A viral video showed one of the suspects being interrogated by the mob.
Another video showed the robbers being burnt while a small crowd gathered to witness the h0rror scene.
The country director of the Global Society for Anti-Corruption, G-SAC, Mrs Amaka Nweke condemned the jungle Justice.
Nweke however condemned the attacks on POS operators but said people should not take laws into their hands but hand over such matters to law enforcement agencies.
“I condemn what the robbers do to the POS operators but at the same time, I condemn mob action. They should have handed them over to the police instead of taking laws into their hands,” she said.
However, a resident who would not want his name in print said the robbers deserved what they got.
“I like the way they were set ablaze alive so that it will serve as a deterrent to others. If you have been a victim of these bad boys, you will even want a worse thing to happen to them. I do not pity them. Let them burn in hell for all I care.”
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