An angry mob in the early hours of Wednesday lynched a suspected rapist to death for robbing and raping a girl in Calabar Municipality LGA of Cross River State.

Vanguard learned that the incident which occurred along Ekong Etta Street by Okoro Agbor in the early hours of Wednesday when an angry mob pursued a suspected thief who raped his victim after robbing her.

An eyewitness who pleaded anonymity told Vanguard that the suspected rapist was trailed by the angry mob who later beat him and dumped in a waste bin, closed to Apostolic church where he later gave up his ghost.

He said :”They were three (3) of them that committed the act, but the other two ran away, but he (the victim) couldn’t as the mob caught up with him and mobbed him.

“People said he’s a first-timer and that he followed the other two who have been robbing the area and going scout free. They even raped the girl they robbed.

“The incident happened in the early hours of Wednesday and the screaming from the girl alerted the mob who later came to her rescue,” he said.

When Vanguard visited the victim of the rape and robbery, she couldn’t speak as she was still in trauma.