A young man who tried to steal a Plasma television set from a viewing center in Akwa Ibom has had his hand amputated by an angry mob.
The criminal, according to eyewitnesses, had gone to the viewing center located at Ibiam Street around 5am and was about removing the television when someone spotted him and raised an alarm.
A crowd of youths gave him a hot chase and he was nabbed as he was about jumping an adjoining gate and given the beating of his life. He was saved by a patrolling police team but not before having his wrist amputated by the angry mob.
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