A tricycle allegedly used by suspected scammer for an operation has been set ablaze by an angry mob in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.
According to reports, the man pictured below was apprehended after trying to dupe an old woman he picked up from State Secretariat.
According to the woman, the robbers were two in number, as they tried to deceive her that they are working for the wife of the governor and that they missed their way – all in a bid to scam and rob her. The woman raised an alarm and that was how one of them was nabbed.
The man was beaten mercilessly by the angry crowd before the police were alerted.
The road is being barricaded by passers-by and a crowd of on-lookers who have taken over the scene of the incident.