Angry Mob Sets Two Suspected Robbers On Fire In Edo

Two men who dispossessed people of their valuables were beaten and set on fire by residents in Benin City, Edo State.

The incident happened in the early hours of Tuesday morning, November 3, near Okah Market, by the Ighodefeyi Road along Sokponba Road, Benin City.

It was gathered that the suspected robbers were beaten with clubs and other dangerous weapons before being set ablaze by the mob, mainly youths, believed to be residents of Ighodefeyi and Upper Sokponba communities.



According to an eyewitness, the suspects allegedly came out early in the morning and started robbing people and dispossessing them of their valuables before luck ran out on them.

“They came out early in the morning and they were robbing market women going to the market and other early risers going to their workplaces. There have been regular cases of a robbery around Sokponba Road here because the three police stations along this road namely St Saviour, Ugbegun and Idogbo have been burnt and destroyed. There is no single presence of police post or any other security agency here,
” the eyewitness narrated .



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