A suspected armed robberwas set ablaze on Wednesday evening by an angry mob along Jakpa Road, Uvwie council area of Delta state.
It was gathered that the incident occurred close to Church of God Mission, Praise Centre along the ever-busy route.
Residents claim the suspect was a member of a gang of four, including a woman, who operate with a tricycle.
According to a witness, who spoke in confidence, the armed hoodlums had stormed the Small Market Street, robbing unsuspecting shop owners and households of valuables.
“After robbing that street, they moved to the street beside Praise Centre to continue their day-light robbery. However, area boys and vigilante members in the area summoned courage and chased them. That was how one was caught and instantly dealt with,” the source said.
Another resident disclosed that the suspect was shot dead before he was set on fire.
The acting police spokesman for the Delta State Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed the incident.