Three robbery suspects terrorizing Point of Sale operators have been set ablaze by angry mob at Abayi, along Aba – Owerri road, Aba, Abia State.
The robbers operating on motorcycle, were also said to be robbing roadside traders ,fuel stations and keke operators at Afor-ule, Umuimo and Kamalu streets in the area.
According to Vanguard, eyewitnesses said that the robbers were caught by irate youths after they had successfully robbed a PoS operator and some shops in the area.
“After robbing the PoS operator and some shops, the robbers fled when people raised alarm. Some youths gave them a hot pursuit but they were knocked off their motorcycle by a moving vehicle.
“The youths caught up with them and set them ablaze; one at the opposite UBA Bank, others are burned at Union Bank junction and Star Paper Mill. These boys have been robbing PoS operators and shops. Today, nemesis has caught up with them,” the eyewitnesses said.
The situation caused heavy traffic jam along the Aba – Owerri road as people were seen discussing the incident.
A patrol of team of Policemen have taken over the scene.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Geoffrey Ogbonna, could not be reached to comment on the incident as at the time of filling this report.