Cable thief given muddy treatment in Anambra (Graphic Photos)

A man who was caught stealing cables in Anambra State was only saved by the police after an angry mob wanted to set him on fire.

The unfortunate cable thief

According to the person who posted the sad incident on his Instagram account, Otijah, the thief had sneaked into their compound to steal the cables in the dead of night but was caught by the security man on duty.

The security man raised an alarm which brought a crowd and they quickly stripped him and gave him the beating of his life.

He was made to roll in the mud for hours and his situation could have been worse because the crowd wanted to set him ablaze if not for Otijah who rushed to call the police and he was rescued and taken away.

This is what Otijah wrote:

"This guy was caught stealing cables used for wiring our house last night in Oba in Anambra state.

He was caught by the Hausa security man on guard, and beaten to a pulp by the whole community. I had to rush and call the police as I noticed they were about setting him on fire."

Many Nigerians have continued to decry this type of treatment given to suspects while the bigger thieves are walking free and even held in high esteem.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

E don Do and 10 other Male reactions to Maduka Okoye's Twitter Post

"E don Do" and 10 other Male reactions to Maduka Okoye's Twitter Post

5 African countries that are the hardest for Nigerians to get into

5 African countries that are the hardest for Nigerians to get into

Tinubu apologises over 'incorrect claim' on PVC, says it was a mistake

Tinubu apologises over 'incorrect claim' on PVC, says it was a mistake

Should you brush your teeth before or after breakfast?

Should you brush your teeth before or after breakfast?

How Iheanacho cried after being dropped from AFCON 2019 squad - John Ogu

How Iheanacho cried after being dropped from AFCON 2019 squad - John Ogu

Nigerian footballer Chisom Egbuchulam shows off his beautiful home [Photos]

Nigerian footballer Chisom Egbuchulam shows off his beautiful home [Photos]

Samuel Kalu set to be the fourth Nigerian to join Watford

Samuel Kalu set to be the fourth Nigerian to join Watford

Black Stars ‘sneak’ into Ghana at 3:00am after disastrous AFCON showing

Black Stars ‘sneak’ into Ghana at 3:00am after disastrous AFCON showing

Watery sperm? Here are three things that cause this menace

Watery sperm? Here are three things that cause this menace