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Shocking as Three suspected thieves burnt to death in Calabar
Three suspected thieves have been burnt to death in Calabar South Local Government Area of Cross River State .
It was gathered that the suspects were lynched with car tyres on Sunday night at different spots in the metropolis , despite the 10 pm to 6 am curfew .
Investigation on Monday morning revealed that one of the suspects was burnt to death at Atu by Palm Street , the second one was lynched at Mayne Avenue by Inyang , while the third victim was burnt at EfioAnwan Street at Anantigha , in Calabar South .
An eyewitness who described how the victim at Atu by Palm Street was killed, said, “ He went to steal at a different location , so he was caught and brought to Atu by Palm Street where he lived and burnt to death . He uses a master key to break into people ’s houses and shops to steal . You can see the keys beside his burnt body .”
Describing the incident at Mayne Avenue by Inyang , a tricycle operator who pleaded for anonymity said, “ He used to drive Keke Napep, suddenly he stopped . I don’ t know that he has gone into stealing. ”
Residents also described the victim lynched at EfioAnwan as someone who lived around and was notorious for stealing in the neighborhood before he met his Waterloo .
It was alleged that whenever he was arrested by the police , he would be freed , boast and still continue with his stealing.
When contacted , Police Public Relations Officer , Cross River State Command, DSP Irene Ugbo, said “ I will find out and get back to you . However, jungle justice is not the way out . ”