A teenage gang member was hacked to death by an angry mob for stealing a mobile phone at Orok Orok by Mount Zion, Uwanse Calabar South, with his other 5 gang members who fled, on Tuesday June 21.
The boy identified as Chigozie William, said to be in his late teens, according to residents around the area had allegedly been terrorising the neighborhood, snatching phones, robbing and raping, and was only released from the Afokang Prison, Calabar last week.
The deceased also popularly called “Tukor” met his waterloo that afternoon when he snatched a phone and tried running but was overpowered, beaten and subsequently set ablaze by the angry mob.
The former student of Atu secondary school, whose class mates wrote their Senior Secondary school exams last year, is said to have died before the police arrived the scene to rescue him from the mob.
“He came to our school this morning, threatening everyone and even the principal. And ended up collecting the phone of some of the students. He left before the police arrived”, a teacher at Atu Secondery school told our reporter in confidence as he doesn’t want to be named.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the Force Command in Calabar, Irene Ugbo said she’s not aware of the incident but will investigate. His body was later taken aware by men of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS)