A man on Tuesday night was set ablaze by angry mob for allegedly trying to steal a motorcycle in Makurdi, Benue State. HGS Media Plus reports.
The incident happened olong Old Otukpo road, opposite a hotel (Bobec).
According to a Facebook user, Jacob Dese Akpene who shared the story, the suspect tried to steal the bike of a motorcyclist and as a result, shot the victim.
But fortunately the bullet did not pierce the body of the motorcyclist. This anger fellow motorcyclists as they pursued the suspect, caught and burnt him alive.
Jacob Dese who seem to have supported the action of the motorcyclists wrote:
“Why won’t the okada man protect his body against gun shot when he bought the bike for over 200k?
Why can’t you do the same thing the okada man did to get the bike, most of them ride these bikes on higher purchase and join contributions. It’s not easy for them too but they manage to save and get theirs.
Go and hustle young man and stop stealing.”