The incident happened in Warri, Delta State on Monday 25th April. An eyewitness accounted that the robbers who were 7 in number stole 5 tricycles at gunpoint but were apprehended when they ran into a traffic gridlock at Okumagba Avenue. The robbers abandoned their stolen loot but a crowd gathered after two were caught and in turn set ablaze by an irate mob.
Speaking in Pidgin, a resident of the area known as Otolo said:
“Hold up cramp them for front naim de guys for area plus the keke owners wey pick race follow them. The boys com arrange the thieves with petrol and tire.”