Mob sets two robbery suspects ablaze in Bayelsa

Two armed robbery suspects have been burnt to death by an angry mob after allegedly attempting to rob a Point of Sale (POS) business centre.

The robbers were apprehended along the Green Villa Road, in Biogbolo axis of Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.

They were said to have stormed the centre on Thursday evening in a Lexus Jeep as clients waited to deposit money but met their waterloo after a cry for help by the POS attendant.

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Witnesses said that the suspected criminals were caught by passers-by and the angry mob in the area set them ablaze.

Police spokesman in the state, SP Asinim Butswat, in a statement confirmed the incident, saying the police authority has condemned the mob action.

He said: “Authorities of Bayelsa State Police Command have condemned the mob action which led to the death of two yet to be identified male adults at Biogbolo, Yenagoa on Thursday.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Uche Anozia has ordered for investigation and those responsible for the act will be arrested and prosecuted.”