It was gathered that a suspected member of a robbery gang terrorizing residents of 7UP area of Ogbor Hill, Aba, Abia State has been set ablaze.
It was gathered that the robbers numbering about 12 were raiding an apartment in the area when a member of the gang attempted to rape a woman but was resisted by her husband.
However, luck ran out on him when neigbours raised the alarm which attracted the attention of others who came to the rescue of the couple while the gang fled leaving behind the randy member.
A resident of the area who spoke on the condition of anonymity revealed that while the suspect tried to escape, other members of the community seized and tied him up and later set him ablaze at the 7UP junction.
The source added the gang has been terrorizing residents of the area, raping women, dispossessing them of cash, mobile phones and other valuables.
When contacted, Abia State Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO) Ezekiel Onyeke who confirmed the incident disclosed that before policemen from the nearby Ohuru Isimiri Division could get to the scene, the villagers had already set the suspect robber ablaze.
When newsmen visited the area, the remains of the robber was still at the junction.