Mob Wrongfully Sets Naval Officer, Brother On Fire In Abuja (PICTURED)

Mob Wrongfully Sets Naval Officer, Brother On Fire In Abuja (PICTURED)

By News Desk | The Trent on April 15, 2015
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A Nigerian Naval officer, Awi Samuel Ugbodi along with his brother has been reportedly killed erroneously by an irate mob that mistook him for an armed robber.

Navy officer, Awi Ugbodi and his younger brother were set ablaze by an angry mob after refused to stop at police check point in Abuja. (Photo Credit: Awi Samuel Ugbodi/Facebook)
Navy officer, Awi Ugbodi and his younger brother were set ablaze by an angry mob after refused to stop at police check point in Abuja. (Photo Credit: Awi Samuel Ugbodi/Facebook)

According to a cousin of Ugbodi’s, Fluorish Atoju, the deceased was driving in company along an unnamed road in Abuja, where a robbery had taken place.

Navy officer, Awi Ugbodi and his younger brother were set ablaze by an angry mob after refused to stop at police check point in Abuja. (Photo Credit: Awi Samuel Ugbodi/Facebook)
Navy officer, Awi Ugbodi and his younger brother were set ablaze by an angry mob after refused to stop at police check point in Abuja. (Photo Credit: Awi Samuel Ugbodi/Facebook)

Atoju further explained that Ugbodi had refused to stop at a police checkpoint set up with the hope of intercepting the robbers.

His action, according to Atoju, commercial motorcycle workers began chasing Ugbodi, prompting him to pull over.

Navy officer, Awi Ugbodi and his younger brother were set ablaze by an angry mob after refused to stop at police check point in Abuja. (Photo Credit: Flourish Atoju/Facebook)
Navy officer, Awi Ugbodi and his younger brother were set ablaze by an angry mob after refused to stop at police check point in Abuja. (Photo Credit: Flourish Atoju/Facebook)

Ugbodi and his brother were reportedly dragged by the mob and set ablaze.

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