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Anambra police confirm burning to death of five suspected robbers

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Anambra police confirm burning to death of five suspected robbers

Police in Anambra State have confirmed that five men, suspected to be robbers, were on Saturday evening burnt to death, after a failed attempt to steal a tricycle.

DAILY POST had on Saturday reported that the men were burnt to death, after an irate mob arrested them at Old Nkpor road, near People’s Club national headquarters in Onitsha.

Confirming the incident to our reporter on Sunday, the spokesperson of the Anambra State Police command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga said the incident happened shortly before operatives of the command arrived at the scene.

He said: “Before the police operatives got to the scene at about 5:30pm, the suspects had already been set ablaze.

“The operatives, however, recovered five mobile phones of different brands and a tricycle suspected to have been stolen by the suspects who were lynched.”

He said the command will continue to condemn such acts in totality, saying they always encourage the public to take suspects to police stations whenever they are apprehended, as it will help
the police to conduct proper investigations into the activities of the suspects and bring them to justice under extant laws.

He said investigation has commenced on the matter and that further development will be communicated to journalists.

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