Some angry youths lynched a thief in Jesse Community, Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State on Tuesday.
It was gathered that the deceased was ceased by the youths, after him and his partner abducted a lady using toy guns and robbed her of her phone, money and other belongings.
It was during the robbery that the lady discovered that the guns were rubberized ones. She immediately shouted, which led to those nearby embarking on a pursuit of the two men, apprehending one, while the other got away.
The one that was caught was immediately set on fire around 9AM.
State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, confirmed the incident.
She said: “Yes, it happened, but it was not reported”.