Saturday, 6 October 2012
EYEWITNESSES ACCOUNT.... UNIPORT STUDENTS BURNT TO DEATH FOR STEALING
Yesterday, News surfaced online about some UNIPORT students being mobbed after stealing Phones and laptops . The story went viral online on blogs platforms and social networks with so many comments from people.
According to an eyewitness:
The Students involved were cultists, 5 in number. They went to Attack someone, and on their way out, a girl saw them and screamed. This alerted people and they attacked the students. One of them escaped and the remaining 4 were caught with weapons and beaten by a man; hitting them mercilessly and bringing them to a slow and painful death..
The man later got fuel and poured it in their mouth and lit it, burning one student! The man was stopped with the arrival of the police so he couldn’t burn the rest. They were later taken to the mortuary where the families of the deceased came to claim the corpse…
The news about stealing of phones, laptops, e.t.c are all lies, probably in a bid to stall investigations.. since they said they were mobbed!!..
My questions about this eyewitness account are; does it mean it's one man responsible for beating these students to death and burning one of them? was the man at the scene when police arrived and if he was there why wasn't he arrested immediately? so all the bystanders and witnesses were just standing there, looking and recording on their phones while this horrendous act was being committed?
Here is another angle to the story tweeted by a friend to an eyewitness:
Tweeting with the handle @Penny_sugababe, Peniel who apparently stays in Port Harcourt, started by expressing her anger over the fact that many people attached sentiments in their reactions. She goes:
“Gosh! So because the criminals that were killed in PH today were cute, people are calling it injustice…Smh.. Nigerians sha”
She eventually recounted the story, as told by her friend.
“For people who need the real gist of what happened in UNIPORT, my friend was an eyewitness, nd she even has a part of the video on her fone. The people in Aluu community complained dey had been terrorized my robbers lately and it was almost a routine so dey set up a vigilante grp..
“At about 5am this morning, they got word dat dey were some robbers in d area and they made sure all the exits were blocked while dey waited. They were caught and dragged to d community head who told dem to confess and dey gave 3 different stories that didn’t even match. They were actually 5, one of them escaped! Dey got info about someone that had some money, it wasn’t laptops and phones please..
“Ugonna’s (the cutest) sister said she actually gave him money yesterday to go back home. PS: he’s an only son with 4 sisters..
“Anyways, people actually begged for their lives, but the community boys were bent on dealing with dem! These boys had machetes and axes sef. The community boys started beating then with dia own machetes and other weapons, until dey gave up! Police came afterwards for the bodies..
“Llyod (one of the criminals) father works with Radio rivers and even announced on air today that his son is “no thief” ...
“They chose a wrong path, and dey knew the end…… Did dey expect an angry mob to pat dem on dia backs and give then ice-cream? Oh please..
“Good night folks, pray for your loved ones, never to join a wrong crowd or be misguided. The fate of those boys…… It is well.”
According to this second account of the story, the students were beaten by the community boys (and not by a man, according to the first eyewitness). Well, whatever way it happened, THIS ISN'T RIGHT AND THE PERPETRATORS MUST BE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE! I also think the bystanders did not act enough to make sure that these students weren't beaten to death...and burnt!