A middle aged man whose name could not be ascertained as at the moment of this report has been fatally injured after he was lynched at Kaduna road by Owerri road, Umuahia, Abia state for allegedly stealing a phone.
ABN TV gathered that the incident took place around 7am on Friday.
The youths were said to have descended on him heavily to the point of killing him in a jungle justice.
Help however came his way by the swift intervention of officers of the Nigerian police who saved him from jungle justice.
The phone he was alleged to have stolen has since been handed over to the owner.