A mob on Thursday attacked a yet-to-be-identified man in the Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory over an alleged disappearance of a male organ.
Our correspondent gathered that the man identified as John had raised the alarm that his organ could not be found after coming in contact with the yet-to-be-identified person.
Angered by the claim, the mob gathered around him and reportedly beat him to a pulp and demanded that he should restore the purported missing organ.
A commercial driver, who plies the road and does not want his name in print, told our correspondent on Friday that the incident occurred around 8 p.m. on Thursday.
He said it took the intervention of the police before the man was rescued and rushed to a nearby hospital.
He said, “Yesterday around 8 pm, some people gathered at Phase 2 here in Gwagwalada after a man had cried for help. The man claimed that he could not find his manhood after coming in contact with the man.
“The people started beating him to confess about what he did to the man. As they were beating him, they also asked him to return his “manhood” back to him. The beating lasted till when the police appeared. It was the police that took him to the hospital. ”
When contacted, the FCT police spokesperson, Josephine Adeh, confirmed the incident but disclosed that the man attacked by the mob was dead.
She, however, said the man who raised the false alarm had been arrested.
Adeh said, “Our men upon getting a distress call yesterday immediately rushed to the scene to rescue him and rushed him to the hospital for treatment. However, he was later confirmed dead as a result of the severe injury inflicted on him.”
She noted that the Commissioner of Police had warned that false allegations about organ disappearance would not be condoned in the FCT.
Adeh said, “The CP frowns on the allegation and mob attacks which have followed it. He has warned that it will not be tolerated in the FCT.”