On Monday an unidentified young man was set ablaze by a mob at Afiesere community, Ughelli North Local Government Area, Delta State for allegedly snatching a newly purchased motorcycle from its owner.
The incident happened at the Iwhrekpokpor roundabout area of Ughelli at about 8.45 am, the young man had forcefully snatched the motorcycle and was making away with it when the owner raised an alarm.
A source said;
“Other commercial motorcyclists ran after him, he jumped off the motorcycle and ran inside the school premises where he tried to jump a fence but unfortunately they caught up with him around the secondary school in the Afiesere community. The incident attracted a mammoth crowd, an angry mob mobilized and beat him to stupor. They later wore him a tire, poured petrol on him, and set him ablaze.
Mr. Bright Edafe, a police officer confirmed the incident, saying “because of how it happened, we did not get enough details to carry out our investigations.
“The victim whose motorcycle was stolen has not shown up, but they said that the armed robber stabbed him. He has not come to report and nobody has come to say anything; the motorcycle is already in our custody”.