A cobbler who stabbed a man to death was roasted alive by an angry crowd in Calabar.
A cobbler, (shoemaker), in Calabar, the capital of Cross River State, was given instant jungle justice as an angry mob burnt him alive after he reportedly stabbed his customer to death with a poisoned dagger.
The ugly incident happened at Abangasang Street, off Etta Agbo Road, where the cobbler who was said to be from the northern parts of the country, had gone to repair shoes for the customer was identified as Eteyen when an argument ensued between them over money, escalating into a fight, leading to the cobbler bringing out the dagger and stabbing Eteyen.
Before he could escape, a mob had gathered and after beating him to a pulp, he was set on fire.
An eyewitness narrated how the whole thing happened:
“Before we knew what was happening, the ‘Aboki’ had removed his dagger, which I believe is poisonous and stabbed Eteyen in the stomach. Eteyen fell down while the Aboki packed his things and wanted to run.
As he wanted to run away, people in the compound raised the alarm and youths in the area chased and caught him and before you he could say anything, they had found a tyre and the boy was already on fire,” the witness said.