Indignant residents of Umuawom village, Ihodimeze neighborhood in Ikeduru council space of Imo State on Wednesday set ablaze a fleeing prisoner, who returned residence from the Owerri Correctional Centre which was attacked on Monday.
In line with the Nation, the fleeing prisoner, whose identification couldn’t be ascertained as at press time, was stated to have hailed from the close by Ogwa neighborhood in Mbaitoli Native Authorities Space of Imo State however grew up in Umuawom village, which is his maternal residence.
He was stated to have been concerned in a kidnap exercise that concerned one of many households in Umuawom village however was ultimately apprehended and remanded in custody for over one yr.
Nonetheless, when he escaped from the Correctional Centre on Monday, he was stated to have gone straight to one of many households that testified in opposition to him and threatened to cope with them.
It was gathered he tried to hold out his menace by attacking a member of the household in Umuawom village with a gun.
Village sources informed The Nation that his daring transfer prompted villagers to pounce on him and instantly set him ablaze.
Spokesman for the Police Command, Orlando Ikeokwu, stated he had heard concerning the incident however couldn’t formally affirm it.