Notorious armed robbers burned to death by angry mob.

Angry mob

As the saying goes, the evil that men do lives after them. Lack at long last eluded two hardened criminals when they were subjected to a citizen’s arrest by angry residents in Nyariga, a suburb of Bolgatanga in the Upper East region.

The criminals were arrested when they attempted to rob a victim off his motorbike in broad day light.

The suspects, Yahya Lawrence and Awudu Abdul Hakeem carried out the crime, much to the surprise of the residents, thereby defying the virtues of the month of Ramadan in full public glare.

The two, according to eyewitness reports were very infamous in the community for terrorizing residents with their continuous robbery and theft.

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According to local police sources, the group of angry residents who arrested the two suspects brutally beat them up to the point of death and then set them ablaze. The angry residents went ahead and burned them up completely with used car tires in the middle of the road before the Regional SWAT unit arrived at the scene.

Police sources also disclosed that one of the deceased, Yahya Lawrence was an ex-convict while his accomplice, Awudu Abdul-Hakeem a.k.a Hak was facing the law in a court case for possessing ammunition without authority and was currently on bail by the Bolgatanga District Court.

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The police investigators who visited the scene further revealed that the two were previously arrested for the possession of an AK47 assault rifle but the rifle could not be traced and have therefore engaged the community leaders to assist in the retrieval of the missing weapon.

The charred remains of the deceased have been deposited at the Bolgatanga Regional Hospital morgue for autopsy and preservation, while investigations continue.



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