A cable thief has been brutalized by residents of Nyamekrom, a suburb of New Juaben South Municipality of the Eastern Region.

The suspect was beaten to a pulp by some youth in the area for stealing electrical cables from the ongoing construction site of a Rehabilitation Center in the community.

Assembly Member for Nyamekrom Electoral Area Enock Boahene told journalists that the suspect initially claimed he was part of workers on-site but upon further investigation noticed he was a thief.

They explained that the youth hired a taxi to chase the suspect who had then onboard a taxi cab escaping. He said the suspect upon sensing danger jumped out of the taxi and attempted to escape but was pursued and arrested.

The angry youth beat the suspect to a pulp before finally handing him over to the Police. The suspect has been admitted to the hospital for treatment.

According to the Assembly Member for Nyamekrom Electoral Area, there is a high spate of robbery and burglary in the area hence the youth have vowed to take the laws into their own hands to deal with the culprits.

Koforidua residents declare instant justice over increasing burglary and theft cases.

Already, some residents in Koforidua have declared instant justice against suspects caught robbing in their communities.

”The high level of stealing, burglary, and robbery in the Eastern regional capital which little is being done by Police to arrest the perpetrators therefore lynching the perpetrators is the only way to curb the menace” they said.

“Anytime a thief is taken to police station, in the next minute you will see them on the street again”

“The way the thieves are terrorizing people ehhh, I think the lynching may start if someone is caught. They’re disturbing the peace and security we were enjoying in this town. If we kill one of them they will stop”.

“Me if you steal my food I don’t have any problem with you but trying to break my room, I will never spare you. The way these thieves have heated eerh, hmmm. They nearly robbed me this past Sunday dawn at 1: 25 am. If I had a gun, I would have shot them all”.

The reactions by the residents follow the lynching of a 25-year-old man at Koforidua Adweso Mile -50 on Monday for robbery.

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