Police issue warning as mob kills man over alleged manhood disappearance in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has cautioned residents against spreading false information about alleged disappearance of male organs in the territory.

The command gave the warning after an irate mob killed a yet-to-be-identified man accused of stealing a teenager’s manhood in Gwagwalada Area Council of the FCT. 

Recall that another man earlier escaped being lynched for allegedly stealing another man’s manhood in Gwagwalada.

Spokesperson of the command, SP Josephine Adeh in a statement, said the FCT Commissioner of Police, CP Haruna Garba, warned that such rumours can lead to public anxiety and disrupt peace. 

“An incident involving Rokeeb Saheed, who accused Lucky Josiah of causing his male organ’s disappearance, prompted this warning. After medical examinations, Saheed’s male organ was confirmed to be fine, and Josiah’s injuries were treated,” the statement read.

In a similar development, following a distress call that a male adult, name unknown was being lynched by irate youth for the alleged disappearance of the male organ of one John Ugwu ‘m’ 17yrs on 21/09/2023 at about 1940hrs, in phase 2 Gwagwalada

“The Police operatives attached to Gwagwalada Police Divisional Headquarters swiftly mobilized to the scene, rescued and rushed the male adult to the hospital for medical attention, where he was later confirmed dead as a result of the severe injury inflicted on him on the pretext of a false allegation,” the PPRO said. 

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Haruna G. Garba, warns of stringent measures against spreading false information and urges the public not to resort to mob justice. The FCT Police Command is committed to preserving peace and security.”