…As POS Operator Recovers Three Hundred Thousand Naira
By Inemesit Amos
Two Young men between the ages of eighteen and twenty-eight have been hacked and roasted to death by an angry mob at Ikot Oku Ikono Junction early today for allegedly snatching N300,000 from a point-of-sale (POS) operator at gunpoint.
The incident happened about 9:00am at Ikot Ikono Junction after the flyover en-route Abak where two young men came on a motorcycle, pointed guns at the POS operator (name withheld by us), carted away the money. The drama began when the POS operator raised an alarm and shouted for help. Century Newsfront gathered that luck ran out of the criminals as they ran attempted to kick start the brand new motorbike they used, the bike refused to start, there the angry mob ran after the criminals, overpowered them, retrieved the stolen money and handed the money over to the girl, beat up the two men to stupor, tied them on their motorcycle and burnt them to ashes.
The incident attracted a large crowd of sympathizers thereby causing traffic jams within the area.
All effort to speak with the POS operator proved abortive, as her phone was permanently switched off at press time.