Luck ran out on two suspected armed robbers after they were caught and burnt by angry mob while trying to rob a pregnant woman at Abak road Boulevard in Uyo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State on Tuesday night.
According to a witness, who preferred anonymity, the suspects surrounded the woman when she got down from a motorbike at about 9pm.
The witness said that, the motorcyclist drove off after dropping his passenger but was forced to turn back on hearing screams from the pregnant woman. However, two of the robbers were said to have fled upon sighting the motorcyclist, but had already dispossessed the woman of her valuables.
But the other two robbers were not so lucky as the motorcyclist immediately alerted others, who engaged the hoodlums.
He said, “Luck ran out of two of them when they were overpowered by many people who beat, and hurled bricks at them, forced them into a tunnel and set them ablaze,” he said.
The Spokesman of the police in the state Odiko Macdon confirmed the incident but expressed his displeasure at the jungle justice meted out to the suspects, saying it is against the law.