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Angry mob on Friday burnt two suspected robbers to death in Aba, Abia State. The two were set ablaze for allegedly stealing a generator set.
PLATFORM TIMES learnt that the suspects were caught in the early hours of the day while conveying power-generating sets they allegedly stole from a popular fashion designing plaza situated on Hospital Road, Aba.
Residents said they were surprised that the incident which took place just few distance away from the Aba Area Command Headquarters did not attract any attention of the police until the suspects were lynched.
Sources said that within a space of three months almost all the fashion designers at the plaza have lost three power-generating sets each with no trace.
It was gathered that the situation led to the employment of some security guards who could not solve the problem as the stealing continued on a monthly basis.
According to an eyewitness, “The truth is that before those two criminals were killed, both confessed that their informant is one junkie. That junkie is known by everyone here. He has been the one telling them when the coast is clear to steal.
“We caught them and they demonstrated how they normally use our water reservoir drums to climb into the first storey before combing the rest of the upstairs to steal, drop on the ground and go to sell.
“This morning before they were caught, they’ve already stolen two 2.5kva-SPG-300 and were on a mission to steal the last one when they were caught through an alarm raised by one of the tailors who didn’t go home but worked overnight in his shop.”
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