A man has been lynched and set ablaze by a mob, on Sunday morning in Calabar, capital city of Cross River State, for allegedly robbing a woman of a pot of soup.
The incident occurred near Atu Secondary School in the city. The victim and two other suspects were alleged to have been attracted by the aroma as the woman cooked the soup, and had snatched the pot after they attacked her.
The woman, whose name was yet to be ascertained as at the time of this report, thereafter raised an alarm, which prompted neighbours to pursue the fleeing robbers and eventually catch one of them. The irate youths hacked at the suspect with machetes before setting him ablaze.
One of the neighbours, who refused to give his name, said the unlucky man was apprehended because he refused to let go of the pot while he was fleeing; adding that the suspects had robbed several other people in the area recently.
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