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Friday, August 28, 2015

A man nearly got kill for stealing a pot of soup

CALABAR—A mob in Calabar, Cross River State
capital, yesterday, butchered a young man and set
the remains on fire beside Atu Secondary School
fence along Goldie Street, for allegedly robbing a
woman of a pot of soup. His two accomplices
escaped.
The hoodlum, in the company of two others, were
alleged to have attacked the woman at Mayne
Avenue Extension in Calabar South.
They were allegedly attracted by the aroma of the
soup the woman was warming for her family’s
breakfast before heading for early morning mass at
nearby St. Bernard’s Catholic Church.
A young man, who lives in the same premises with
the lady, said as the robbers were about to get out
of the compound with the pot of soup, the woman
raised the alarm, prompting neighbours to go after
them. They caught up with the one carrying the pot
of soup and dealt him several machete cuts before
setting him ablaze.
An eyewitness said: “It was almost dawn when the
boys attacked the woman and carried away her pot
of soup. When they were about getting out of the
compound, she raised alarm and people came out,
pursued and caught up with one.”
He said the boy was not able to run as fast as his
accomplices because of the pot of soup he refused
to drop.
The eyewitness said: “This is not the first time they
have come to our compound to steal. Last week,
they removed the car battery of one of our
neighbours and once night falls, they waylay
people, especially ladies, around Goldie by Atu and
snatch their handbags and phones.”
At press time, there was no sign of security agents
in the area, while the burnt body was still lying by
Atu Secondary School fence.

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