NIGERIA: Three roasted alive for kidnapping newborn baby in Imo

By Ameh Comrade Godwin

fire-kekeThree young men were on Wednesday roasted alive by angry youths in Ezelu Okwe in the Onuimo Local Government Area, LGA, of Imo State for allegedly kidnapping a newborn baby boy.

The Punch quoted a community source as saying that the suspects met their Waterloo when they whisked away the baby from the mother and were caught by youths in the area.

He said, “They kidnapped the baby boy and took to their heels immediately. The traumatised mother raised the alarm immediately, which caught the attention of some youths around. The youths quickly intervened, caught the three of them and burnt them alive.”

According to the source, the youths took law into their hand as they set the suspects on fire because a similar incident had taken place in the community penultimate week when kidnappers stole a baby from the mother.

“The youths were angered by the fact that a baby girl was stolen in the community two weeks ago. They wanted the killing of the kidnappers to serve as a deterrent to others,” he added.

The Police Public Relations Officer, in the state, Mr. Andrew Enwerem, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said he was awaiting full details from the Divisional Police Officer in the LGA.

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SOURCE: Daily Post Online

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