It was gathered that the gang of 12 robbers were raiding an apartment in the area when a member of the gang attempted to rape a woman but was resisted by her husband.
He ran out of luck when neighbours raised the alarm which attracted the attention of others who came to the rescue of the couple while the gang fled leaving behind the randy member.
A resident of the area who spoke on the condition of anonymity told said that while the suspect tried to escape, other members of the community seized and tied him up and later set him ablaze at the 7UP junction.
The source added the gang had been terrorizing residents of the area, raping women, dispossessing them of cash, mobile phones and other valuables.
The Abia State Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO) Ezekiel Onyeke who confirmed the incident said that before policemen from the nearby Ohuru Isimiri Division could get to the scene, the villagers had already set the suspect robber ablaze.