Operatives of the Akwa Ibom State Police Command have rescued two suspected thieves from being lynched by an angry mob.
Spokesperson of the command, SP Odiko Macdon, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, July 18, 2023, said the suspects were accused of stealing drinks and a generator.
Similarly, Christian Effiong of Nung Atai Okobo village in Okobo LGA, who stole a generator at Mount Zion Church Ikot Ambon in Ibesikpo Asutan LGA, was also rescued by police officers as he was about to be burnt alive.
He said the Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Olatoye Durosinmi has warned perpetrators to desist forthwith or face arrest and prosecution.
Unfortunately, a suspected tricycle robber was not so lucky as he was set ablaze by youths at Ntak Inyang in Esit Eket Local Government Area of the state on Tuesday, July 18.
He was however, overpowered by youths of the community and set ablaze.