He was beaten by the mob then taken to Hawkins cemetery, beaten again, soaked in fuel ready to be set ablaze before the Police intervened.

Police officers from Atakpa division rescued an alleged robber from being set ablaze at Hawkins cemetery.

The alleged robber, said to be a load carrier, was caught in the act along Hawkins while carting away with some goods.

Police doctors at the station treated the suspect while some allegedly stolen items were recovered from his house.

He is expected to be charged to court over the alleged theft while those who assaulted him will face assault charges.