Mob sets robbery suspect ablaze


A robbery suspect was on Thursday set ablaze by a mob in Ikot Ekpene Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.

The suspect was said to have made a failed attempt to snatch a motorcycle from the owner at Ikot Ekpene-Abak Road, close to the State College, before the mob descended on him.

The incident occurred at about 11a.m.

A witness told PREMIUM TIMES that the suspect was accompanied by a partner who ran away on the motorcycle they used for the operation.

“They were two of them. They used hammer to hit their victim when he refused to hand over his motorcycle to them. They broke the man’s head, before he raised alarm.

“When people came to find out what was going on, his partner ran away. The mob then descended on this one and burnt him,” the witness said.

He said that was the third robbery suspect to be set ablaze in the city in the past one month.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Cordelia Nwawe, said the police was investigating the incident.

“The police frown at such act of jungle justice,” Ms. Nwawe, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, said.

“No man has the right to take the life of another on suspicion of robbery. The matter will be investigated thoroughly, and everyone responsible for this will be brought to justice,” she said.

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  • amazing2012

    Aha ! No comment from Christians !! If this man was burnt to death in any northern state, Christians will come out to call it barbarism, heartless, satanic and all sort of derogatory names.
    Now because it was committed by pagans (Christians) no body is saying a word !!!
    Is like I overheard someone saying “he is not murdered because of God”. Yes but killing is killing in whatever name !!!!

    • Watch man

      What was his blasphemy? The ones you butchered in your enclave did you do so because they were stealing? You killed a woman in Abuja because she was preaching; you killed another one in Kano because she asked your brother not to do ablution in front of her store; you killed a pastor who was returning from paying a visit to remote branch; you nearly butchered a man in Kaduna because he was eating in his store, and the governor had to visit him in the hospital to assure him of justice; the list is almost endless. You killed all these people for no just cause. What did the man killed in Akwa Ibom do? Was he guilty of blasphemy against your god? When you are commenting try to be sensible and responsible

      • amazing2012

        So because he is not a victim of blaspheme than his killing is legitimate ?
        Killing for whatever reason is bad and should be condemn, discourage and curtail. My problem is you guys refused to comment and condenm the act. But if it happen in Kano for the same offense, you will come out to insult others.
        Interestedly the bible permits to kill someone who commits blaspheme: and I can’t find such in the Quran.
        1. Maim and crucify Unbelievers if they criticize God of Israel. (Leviticus 24:10-16 NLT).
        2. Kill People Who Don’t Listen to Priests (Deuteronomy 17:12 NLT).

        • Justus Okey

          Have you read the new testament of the bible sir? Please read and be enlightened. Christians are not followers of Moses, but followers of Jesus Christ the son of Jehovah. If you find anywhere in the bible that Jesus commands us to kill blasphemers, I will convert to your religion.

          • amazing2012

            Please take not that your reverting to Islam is at the hand of God not by my power.
            Please what is the meaning of this:
            “Matthew 5:17-19ESV “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law of the prophets or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. {Luke 18:18:21}18A certain ruler asked him, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
            19“Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God alone. 20You know the commandments: ‘You shall not commit adultery, you shall not murder, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, honor your father and mother. 21“All these I have kept since I was a boy,” he said.
            PLEASE EXPLAIN !

          • Justus Okey

            You seem to have a grasp of the bible but you lack discernment. Discernment comes from the Holy Spirit who teaches us all truth. There was a context to Moses’ instruction to the israelites. There was a peculiar circumstance that necessitated such a command. All of these will only be clear to one who is lead by the Spirit of God, and not one who studies the bible just for argument sake.

          • amazing2012

            Do you want to say because there is no Holy Spirit in me then ALL I quoted were wrong or YOU cannot believe them ?
            God’s massage clear, nothing Holy Spirit can do to open anybody’s mind to understand God.
            1. For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. -1 Corinthians 14:33
            2. So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading. -Nehemiah 8:83.
            3. MY REPLY “Teach me, and I will hold my tongue: and cause me to understand wherein I have erred”. -Job 6:24
            Show me your point please !

        • Netanyahu

          a beg, carry your bad English commit for here. Someone was lynched for armed robbery and you are comparing it with your bestiality in the north against innocent victims. It’s the failure of the security agencies, like the police that brings about jungle justice. Ask the police to be on patrol, they erect checkpoints and start extorting money from motorists and Okada riders. A dead armed robber is safer to the public.

          • amazing2012

            Daft ! English is a language of slaves not measure of intelligence or success !!
            Death is death no matter how and why, mob death should be discouraged. But because this one happened in your satanic area, you want to paint it white.
            Please where God says dead armed robber is safer to the public ? Luciper antichrist !!!

        • Watch man

          The ones that were burnt in your north, was it because of stealing? Has there been anyone burnt in your north for stealing that led to religionising the death? Besides, why should anyone kill his neighbor? Is it not the police that has the responsibility to fight crime? Use your head and comment objectively based on the news article published. I repeat, comment on the news article objectively and leave out sentiments.

          • amazing2012

            Death is death in whatever name and reason should be condemn !
            You are trying to “sanctify” the death in your areas while the one in other places as sin.

          • Watch man

            In what way?

    • Omotolaaraujo

      You should be more patient when you think “Christians” don’t have something to say about it. Nigerians burn people all the time. It’s their lousy religion that keeps them acting like early primates. It’s not any particular group. It’s the Nigerian way.

    • Owei Alfred

      A crime is a crime. Those people should face the wrath of the law. But killing in the name of God is an ideology that ought to be discouraged.

      • amazing2012

        Even killing in the name of robbery is an ideology built on certain societal believe on the disbelieve in the system of government. Same way killing in the name of religious ideology is built on the believe that the system may not do a thorough justice to reflect people “satisfaction” hence taking law into their hands !
        My problem is that very few of us comment and basically triggered by my comment. However if this case happen in the north by now we would have recorded hundreds of thousand of condemning comments !!

        • Owei Alfred

          You have a point in hand my friend but you must look into the fact that every ethnicity in Nigeria is guilty of this ‘just-injustice,’ Muslim and Christians included. None idly holds this guilt. !!!

    • Alhaji

      These people killed a known criminal and a robber, but you kill innocent people on behalf of Mohammed and his allah because they are powerless. If you had killed Boko Haram, or Mohammed’s boys, Nigeria would have been a terrorist free country. This is the difference.