Under the hashtags #Onitsha and not surprisingly, #Aluu boys, two persons suspected to be brother’s were burnt to death in Onitsha, Anambra state, for alleged thuggery.
The deceased simply identified as Omaume and Monday, are allegedly known by traders and residents as members of an armed robbery gang whose leaders are currently in prison. According to residents, they hid under touting to rob residents and traders of their valuables.
The state police public relations officer (PPRO), Tochukwu Ikenga said, “The Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye, has condemned the act and reiterated his call for members of the public to always take criminal offenders to the nearest Police Station for necessary policing actions, particularly the conduct of appropriate investigations.
“The CP has, therefore, ordered a thorough investigation of the incident.
In a video that has gone viral, the voices of bystanders can be heard saying “These are touts collecting illegal levies around Bida area of Onitsha. They were being set ablaze for touting. This is not good.
“The punishment is too much for just touting. They are children to somebody. This is the return of Bakassi boys.”