Five men burnt to death for allegedly trying to steal tricycle in Onitsha (graphic content)


  • Five unidentified men have been burnt to death for allegedly attempting to snatch a tricycle in Onitsha, Anambra state.
  • The incident occured in Old Nkpor Road on 25th March 2023.
  • According to several reports, they tried to steal a tricycle from its operator in broad daylight but we’re caught.

Five men were burnt to death after they allegedly attempted to snatch a tricycle operator of his tricycle in Onitsha, Anambra State.

The incident occurred at old Nkpor road, close to the headquarters of People’s Club, in the commercial city of Onitsha on Saturday, March 25, 2023.

According to an eyewitness, the suspects allegedly tried to steal a tricycle from the owner in broad daylight when they ran out of luck and were caught.

“Mob who gathered after the men were rounded up, refused the advice of some people to call in the police. They first started by striping the men naked and beating them up, and eventually, some people brought old tyres and fuel, and they were set ablaze. It was a very bad sight today, and everyone watched and supervised, while the men burnt to death,” he said.

Graphic videos from the scene were posted on social media.

In one of the videos, a suspect could be heard screaming ‘Jesus, Jesus, Jesus,” while crying for help.

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