Two alleged robbers had been handed jungle justice on Sunday as they were reportedly burnt to ashes near Ovwian Secondary School, Ovwian,Udu council area of Delta State
The suspects reportedly robbed an unknown woman of her mobile phone and an undisclosed sum of money along the school route.
It was learnt that the incident which occurred at 1pm on Sunday attracted passersby, who responded to the screams of the woman and chased the hoodlums.
On capturing them, the irate mob beat them up and with no fear resorted to jungle justice.
An eyewitness, who gave his name simply as Jacob, disclosed that the suspected thieves attacked the woman, took her mobile phone and some cash and fled.
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”It was her screams that alerted the mob. Road users and motorcyclists who happened on the scene then joined the angry mob to run after the thieves and then set them ablaze.”
A resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity said, ”though it is sad, the way they killed the thieves, but let it serve as a lesson to others who have the mind of robbing people of their phones and other criminal related activities”.