The incident, which happened in Avutu Obowo L.G.A in Imo State witnessed an irate mob catching the young man stealing a generator last night at a fuel station in Ogwumabiri Obowo.
Reports say the thieves were two in number but one was able to run away, while the unlucky fellow left behind was stripped naked and beaten to an inch of his life by the angry Ogwumabiri community youths.
After the beating the youths quickly assembled fuel and tires to burn the thief, but his personal gods were awake. Police men came and rescued him just as the tires were being prepared to make him a human bonfire.
See the disturbing photos below.