Mob brutalises and sets two alleged POS robbers ablaze in Enugu


An irate mob set two young men ablaze for allegedly attempting to rob Point of Sale (POS) operators in Enugu State.

The incident took place at the Independence Layout area along the busy Independence Avenue, popularly known as Bissala Road on Wednesday afternoon, November 9, 2022.

It was gathered that the suspects the duo allegedly tried to rob POS operators in the area and were apprehended by residents.

The POS operator reportedly raised the alarm as the alleged robbers pulled out guns demanding money.

The alarm attracted the mob who chased after the fleeing men and apprehended them.

Before setting them on fire, the irate mob first stripped them naked, and made videos, before setting them on fire.

It was further gathered that the angry mob did not allow the police to take them to their station as they overpowered them.

However, a resident who would not want his name in print said the robbers deserved what they got.

“I like the way they were set ablaze alive so that it will serve as a deterrent to others.  If you have been a victim of these bad boys, you will even want a worse thing to happen to them.  I have no pity for them.  Let them burn in hell for all I care,”