Ejike Nwangwu, ONITSHA
The bad old days when dare devil criminals terrorized residents and visitors of the commercial city of Onitsha and its neighbors resurrected today just as two dare devil motorbike armed robbers who have been terrorizing Nkpor and its environs, Idemili North Local Government Area, Anambra state, were yesterday set ablaze by irate mob.
The end came for the robbers when they attempted to rob a Northern trader at gun point. The trader who came to procure goods at the Nkpor New tyre market was intercepted by the robbers at the road side under the watchful eyes of passerby.
According to eye withness, the robbers operating on their bike, they stopped the trader along the Onitsha/Enugu expressway, close to the market at a gun-point and ordered him to hand over the money he was carrying in a bag to them.
As he was about to resist the order, they shot at him for three consecutive times but the bullet did not penetrate his body.
Seeing that the bullet did not penetrate they sensed danger and were about to runaway when the trader brought out his dagger knife and stabbed one of them on the chest.
Luck however, ran out of them as on-coming vehicle hit their bike and both fell off as they mounted on their bike to run away.
On lookers who were watching the incident immediately mobilized themselves, turned to a mob, arrested the two robbers and set them ablaze.
On a tip off the Police stormed the scene, recovered their gun and motorbike which they took away while the bodies of the robbers were being roasted there.
Contacted, the Ogidi Divisional Police Officer, DPO, Mr. Hassan Musa, confirmed the incident, adding that investigation is on going