Car battery thief narrowly escapes being burnt alive in Calabar
A suspected car battery thief was yesterday beaten severely by an angry mob at Akai Effa, Calabar, Cross River State. This is the second mob action against suspected criminals in Calabar in 48 hours, with the first reported on Sunday, as one person was set ablaze at Edim Otop.
Yesterday’s victim was said to have been chased on Monday, but escaped. On Tuesday afternoon, he went back to a location close to where he had been chased on Monday, and was caught this time. .
After being severely beaten with hands, stones and sticks, the mob had poured fuel on him and dragged a tyre from a nearby compound to burn him alive. He was, however, lucky that security operatives came before being set ablaze. He was eventually taken away. Crdt: @calabarhotspot