In the earlier hours of yesterday, a mob of angry residents of Marine quarters, Warri burnt a suspected armed robber, who was simply identified as Emma Blues.
He was reportedly taken from one of the streets in the Marine Quarters and beaten to death at the First Marine Gate Junction along the Warri/Sapele Road, where his corpse was burnt.
Emma Blue was alleged to be a very notorious and bloodthirsty criminal, the most recent seemed to be about a man from whom he had allegedly collected about N500, 000 at gun point Monday.
One of the eye witness said:
”The boy’s name is Emma Blue, he is a notorious criminal in this area, he has been arrested several times and released by the police. This time around he went to rob and was caught in the process. They should continue to burn them to serve as deterrent to others. ”
When reached for confirmation on the development, police spokesperson, Kalu (DSP) said the police got the information late and that by the time the command’s personnel got to the scene, the mob had dispersed.
“Investigation has commenced on the matter,” she assured.