Two suspected armed robbers were this dawn burnt to death by angry residents of Manso Dadiese in the Amansie West District of the Ashanti Region.
The suspects in their mid 30s had gone to the community to rob residents but met fierce resistance from community members who complained of constant harassment by robbers.
An eyewitness who spoke to ultimate1069.com disclosed that at about 2 am, the robbers descended on the town heavily armed to rob residents and started firing warning shots indiscriminately to scare their victims.
A resident who has been robbed severally also mustered courage and return fire which saw the robbers fleeing from the community after an alarm was raised attracting other residents.
Moments later, two of them returned claiming they were coming to pick their sandals but upon interrogation, it was realized that they were two of four suspected robbers who had earlier been chased out.
According to them, they were residents of Tafo in Kumasi and were subjected to severe beatings by the angry residents who later set them on fire.
Manso Dadiese residents have consistently complained of constant harassment by robbers in the area indicating that the police themselves are helpless considering the distance between Manso the district capital and the community.
An elder only identified as Kofi disclosed that residents are considering forming a community watchdog committee to help save the current situation.
“The police cannot contain the situation for us because we are always at the mercy of these robbers who torment us in our homes and on the road.