The ZRP in Chinamora has arrested 7 villagers who fatally assaulted a man they saw stealing diesel from a base station. The 7 were arrested after the man they assaulted died on admission at Makumbi District Hospital.
Mash East Province Police spokesperson confirmed the incident and said they were 4 more suspects out of custody:
Police arrested seven of the 11 suspects in connection with a murder case in Chinamhora. We urge members of the public to desist from taking the law into their own hands after effecting a citizen arrest. They should hand over suspects to police to avoid incidents like these
It is reported that the victim went to steal diesel at a base station and switched off some lights at the scene. The security guard manning the base station went on to investigate and found the victim in the process of stealing and he called for help which resulted in the villagers assaulting the victim.