Jungle Justice: Man set ablaze for stealing church property in Aba

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An angry mob, early yesterday morning, caught and lynched a young man for allegedly breaking into a church and stealing musical instruments worth several thousands of naira in Aba, Abia State.

The victim, whose identity was not immediately disclosed, was said to have illegally made his way into a popular church, along the Umuola Road, Obikabia axis of Ogbor Hill, Aba North Area of the town, to steal the property, but was caught as he tried to make a way with them.

Our correspondent was informed that an angry mob that immediately gathered in the area, caught and beat him into a pulp before setting his body ablaze with used tires and petrol bought from a nearby fuel station.

It was further disclosed that before the arrival of a police patrol team from a nearby checkpoint within Obikabia junction, the crowd had dispersed leaving the burning tires and the man’s body on the road.

Police authorities in the state were yet to speak on the incident, while some road users had begun calling on the Aba North and its Obingwa Council health offices to quickly remove the debris, which they said was an eyesore.

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