Two men were on Tuesday June 14 2016 beaten and flogged by an angry mob of residents and passersby at Barzon Street, off Ibusa Road in Asaba, Delta State, a blog reader Ebuka has told NGLatest.
The duo were said to have entered a one-storey apartment building in the street, telling the occupants that the landlord had sent them to carry out a repair on the thunder protector unit installed in the house following a heavy rain in Asaba the previous day.
Luck however ran out on the duo when the caretaker of the house met them cutting the lightening rod cables and called the landlord to verify their actions. The suspects immediately fled the scene but were caught meters away by some residents who gave them a hot chase. They were thoroughly beaten and flogged before a team of policemen came and took them away. The cables they stole were said to be worth about 15,000 naira.