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Mob Kill Suspected Robber In Calabar

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Posted: Aug 3, 2016 at 3:30 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Emmanuel Udom

A robbery suspect, known as Papa the Cheater, was killed on Tuesday by angry youths in Calabar, Cross River State.

The suspect was said to have terrorised Parliamentary extension areas of the state, close to Brook Church in Ikot Ansa.

Independent gathered that the robber was killed when he attempted to steal a generator set around the area.

A witness said, in the past when residents hand the robber over to the police, he would find his way back to the street, a free man.

“Residents of Ikot Ansa woke up Tuesday morning to see the corpse of the robber dumped on the road, with some body parts, including the right wrist and the left hand cut off.”

Jimoh Ozi-Obey, Cross River State Commissioner of Police confirmed the incident. He noted that late Papa the Cheater was a wanted criminal, who had terrorised residents of the area and robbed people of cash, phones, and other personal items.

“Yes, I can confirm that we saw the corpse of the man on the road this morning and reports indicate that he was killed by angry mob, while attempting to steal a generator,” Ozi-Obey said and appeal to members of the public not to apply jungle justice on suspects.