Two young men, were burnt to death this morning at the Sublane junction of Mosogar, Ethiope West Local Government area of Delta State, after they attempted to rape a thirteen years old girl after robbing her parents.
An eye witness, who simply identify herself as Hannah, narrated to Advocate that the two young men attacked a truck
driver and his wife at their home at the Uduaka area of the town at the early hours of this morning “after taking the couples phones and cash, they insisted on sleeping with the man’s 13 years old daughter, that was when the truck driver raised alarm” the thieves were said to have fled into the bush.
Men of the Vigilante who were informed of the attack were said to have laid ambush for hours until they were caught around the Sublane Area of the town this morning and were subdue by mob who then set the two men on fire.
This incident brings to two cases of killing by jungle justice since this month with residents wondering lately how their once peaceful town has become a hotbed of criminal activities lately.
“It is really sad, the way we have resort to taking the laws into our hands by burning criminals rather than handing them over to law enforcements agents” a disturbed resident said, commending on the worrisome trend.
Two weeks ago in Jesse, a nearby town, a boy was set ablaze for burggling an apartment at the mission road area of the town.