Man brutally beaten for allegedly stealing another man’s manhood (Photo: Dailytrust)
A man was publicly disgraced and mercilessly beaten by a mob on Thursday after he allegedly stole another man’s manhood. He was dragged and beaten at Madalla market. He was chased and apprehended by irate mob at the market. The incident happened in Niger State.
Dailytrust reports that the suspect was beaten to stupor by the mob before he was rescued by members of the vigilante group in the market.
The report states that the incidences of “disapearing manhood,” attributed to certain magical powers, surface from time to time when strangers brush or shake hands with a person.
A witness, Shehu Yakubu, said the incident happened about 2:14p.m., and that the suspect confessed and returned the stolen manhood. He said the suspect, who came from Suleja, alighted from an unmarked vehicle and pretended to be buying fairly used clothes and in the process brushed a passer-by.
“The man pretended as if he had fallen down and in the process brushed the victim with his shoulder. The young man raised an alarm about the disappearance of his manhood few minutes later,” Yakubu said.
The suspect denied stealing the manhood and the mob that had already gathered descended on him beating him to stupor, until members of the vigilante group rescued him, the witness said, adding that the man later confessed and and did another routine and the victim’s manhood was “restored.”
It was learnt that members of the vigilante group later conveyed the suspect and the victim to the police station.
Efforts to get the reaction of the Divisional Police officer (DPO) in charge of Madalla division were not successful, but a police officer at the station said the suspect would soon be charged to court.
The officer said the victim’s manhood was not missing when he was brought to the station.