By Felix Ogbonna
ABA—A mob has set ablaze a suspected member of a robbery gang terrorizing residents of 7-Up area of Ogbor Hill, Aba, Abia State, has been set ablaze.
Vanguard gathered that the gang of 12 was robbing an apartment in the area when the late robber attempted to rape a married woman, but was resisted by her husband.
Luck ran out on him when the owner of the house and neighbours raised alarm, which attracted other villagers, who came to the rescue of the couple while the gang fled, leaving behind the randy member.
A resident of the area, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told Vanguard that while the suspect tried to escape, other members of the community seized him, tied him up and later set him ablaze.
The source said the gang had been terrorizing residents of the area, raping women and dispossessing them of cash and other valuables.
When contacted, Abia State Police Public Relations Officer, Ezekiel Onyeke, who confirmed the incident, said before policemen from nearby Ohuru Isimiri Division could get to the scene, the villagers had already set the suspected robber ablaze.