A video recording that showed a man alleged to be a robber on fire is making rounds on social media.
The incident was said to have occurred at the building material market, Ogidi, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
While his body was burning, the man was running and calling for help as the crowd continued watching. Some youths threw more tyres on him till he eventually collapsed.
Given that the incident reportedly occurred in Anambra, the Police are appealing to members of the public to provide information who knows the date, time and area the incident occurred.
“Following the emergence of a disturbing video showing a man set ablaze by some unidentified persons and alleged it happened in Anambra State, the Police Command wishes to call on anyone who knows the date, time and area the incident occurred to avail the Command with information to enable us to embark on an investigation to ascertain what transpired
“Given the above, the Police Command is constrained to make further comments, please,” DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, the Commad’s Spokesperson, said.