Three notorious robber met their waterloo when villagers lured them with a new motorcycle, and were have been burnt to death at a spot between Umuezekom, Amatta and Umuehihe, Uzoagba in Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo State by angry mob.

         This came as the state Police Command arrested another three set of hardened robbers.

The dead robbers included a native of Obinnekele Amatta, Chigozie, alias Number 19; Chinedu from Inyishi and an accomplice from Ngugo.


According to villagers, until they met their waterloo, the trio had been robbing commercial motorcyclists.

An Umuezekom villager, who spoke on grounds of anonymity, recalled that “a man from the neighbouring community, noticed the presence of the hoodlums, quickly rushed back home and alerted his people.”

According to the villager, a brand new motorcycle was used as bait for the robbers and they fell into the trap.

       He said: “A gun battle ensued when the local vigilante team and scores of youths stormed the scene to confront the robbers. The rampaging robbers were overpowered and instantly burnt to death.”