See Face of Notorious Thief Lynched in Calabar with His Hands Cut Off (Photo)
The robber identified as 'Papa the Cheater’
A notorious armed robbery suspect has been lynched by angry residents of parliamentary extension around the popular Brook Church in Calabar. The thief popularly called ‘Papa the Cheater’ was said have terrorized the residents of the community before his death.
Explaining how the incident happened, an eyewitness said: “Papa is a notorious criminal who has been terrorizing the entire Ikot Ansa, parliamentary and parliamentary extension for years.
“From what you can see here, he may have been killed by angry youths who reside here. And this possibly happened this early morning because the blood and the cuts are still very fresh and from what we have seen, he was killed some distance away from here but was dragged to this junction where everybody will see”.
According to NationalDaily, another resident said the dead thief was a known criminal.
“While the deceased is a known criminal to residents of this area, the circumstances surrounding his death has raised serious concern because some parts of his body were cut off and taken away.
The story was confirmed by the state Police Commissioner, Jimoh Ozi-Obey who said the thief was a wanted criminal who was killed by angry mob who caught him stealing Generator a generator.
“Yes I can confirm that we saw a corpse like that on the road this morning and we gathered that he was killed by angry mob who caught him stealing generator. He is one of the people terrorizing Calabar and we have deposited his corpse in the mortuary.
“I want to appeal to members of the public not to take laws into their hands. If they suspect anybody, they should report to the police because now that they have killed him, we won’t be able to get him to mention some of his associates”, the CP said.