Angry mob has set ablaze alleged phone thief identified as London at Onos Estate Junction in Udu council area of Delta State.
The incident occurred on Sunday at about 9pm when the deceased was burnt to death after an attempt to rob a suspected woman of her handset was foiled.
Our source said the deceased robber shot at the woman when she refused to let go of the handset.
According to the source, the gun sound attracted vigilante and angry youths in the area to chase the deceased to Onos junction where he was caught and set on fire.
When contacted, Delta police spokesman, DSP Bright Edafe said he is not aware of the incident.