Three suspected thieves were caught and burnt to death by angry mob in Calabar South Local Government Area of Cross River State.
The suspects were lynched with car tyres at different locations in the city on Sunday night, January 10.
Eyewinesses reported that, one of the suspects was burnt to death at Atu by Palm Street, the second one at Mayne Avenue by Inyang, while the third suspect was set ablaze at EfioAnwan Street at Anantigha, in Calabar South.
A witness at the scene disclosed that, “He went to steal at a different location, so he was caught and brought to Atu by Palm Street where he lived and burnt to death. He uses a master key to break into people’s houses and shops to steal. You can see the keys beside his burnt body.” a witn
A tricycle operator who spoke under anonymity told Paradise News Calabar that the suspect that was burnt to death at Maynes Avenue by Inyang used to be a commercial tricyclist.
It was also gathered that, the suspect who was lynched at EfioAnwan lived around the area and was notorious for stealing.