Some angry residents of Lokoja, the Kogi State capital have pounced on a man suspected to be a magical manhood thief.
It was learnt that the suspect had visited a shop in the city along Dunamis Church Road to purchase bread.
The shop owner, however, raised an alarm when he felt an unusual shock in his body and discovered that his manhood disappeared immediately after.
The suspect was attacked and beaten to stupor by neighbours of the victim and passsers-by, who heard the shop owner’s cry.
Speaking on the development, an eyewitness, Michael Nwankwo, said the suspect confessed to the crime after the thorough beating and expressed joy that the manhood of the shop owner had been restored.
Similar incidents have occurred in Ganaja and Karaworo in the state capital, with each suspect receiving mob action.
Confirming this, the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP William Aya, said the police have received reports and are monitoring the situations.
He cautioned the public not to take the law into their own hands, warning that once there is such allegation, the people should report to the police to enable them to conduct a proper investigation.
He warned that anybody who takes the law into his/her own hands, if arrested, will be prosecuted according to the law.
Meanwhile, a suspected car robbers have allegedly abandoned their gang member after a robbery operation, while hurrying to escape.
A video trending on social media showed the moment the armed robbers dispossessed the man of his vehicle, but in their haste to leave, they sped off, abandoning one of their members, who chased them on foot.
A source said the incident happened on Monday at Uli, Ihiala Local Government Area.
Ihiala is the hotbed of gunmen’s attacks in Anambra State, and has been badly ravaged by insurgency.
The source said, “This happened yesterday (Monday). In a bid to make a quick escape, the men left one of their members behind after snatching a car in Uli, Anambra State.
The state police command’s spokesperson, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, however, said the command was not aware of such a development.
He said: “We call on the originator of this video to reach out to the command for us to know the exact location that happened in Uli, as there is no such report before the police in the area.
“We also want to reach out to members of the community to come forward and let us know where such incidents happen in their area. You are encouraged to call 07039194332 for any information in this regard and be assured of the utmost confidentiality of such calls.”