Barely two weeks after a mob set ablaze two armed robbers at New Tyres
Market, Nkpor, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State,
for snatching huge sums of money from a trader, two other armed
robbers were, yesterday, burnt to ashes along Limca Road in the same
The two robbers, armed with pistols, according to eyewitnesses, had
blocked a lady, who boarded a commercial motorcycle with a Ghana-
must-go bag filled with money and heading towards a bank, and
allegedly snatched the bag from her.
According to the source, as the lady, believed to be a cashier in one of
the petrol stations along the road, was being taken to the bank by the
commercial motorcyclist, the armed robbers, riding their own
motorcycle, closed in on them and ordered her to surrender the bag of
money at gunpoint.
The source said she surrendered the bag to them, but as the thieves made
to zoom off, their motorcycle somersaulted.
It was gathered that some passers-by alerted policemen and went after
them. Bullets reportedly did not penetrate their bodies. They were,
however, over-powered by the mob and set ablaze.
It was learned that one of the robbers removed the burning tyre from his
neck and fled with his body on fire.
He was, however, caught again by the mob, who tied his hands and legs,
pushed him into a drainage with his accomplice and set them ablaze a
Vehicular movements were disrupted along the road for many hours,
even as some members of Anambra Traffic Management Agency,
ATMA, were busy trying to control the traffic.
The Divisional Police Officer at Ogidi, Mr. Hassan Musa, told newsmen
on phone that although he heard about the incident, the scene was under
the jurisdiction of Awada Police Division.
He, however, described their death as two less the number of criminals
operating in the state.
“If the public could always rise like this to defend themselves from the
menace of the robbers, Anambra would then become a crime-free state,
as desired by the state government and law-abiding citizens,” he said.