There was public uproar in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital over the mob attack of a 14 year old boy accused of alleged disappearance of the manhood of 36 men in Otuan Community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the State.
The 14year old boy, who is simply identified as Iduma Obodo and an indigene of Oweikorogha Community in Southern Ijaw Local Government, was apprehended by angry residents and inflicted with serious machete injuries including a near severed palm.
Reports from some indigenes of Otuan Community claimed that the boy confessed to the crime that he was responsible for the alleged disappearances.
An Indigene of Otuan, identified as Thelma, said that the apprehended boy confessed to the crime, “After some beating, he explained that the genitals were no longer in his possession; as he alleged that they were with one old man whom he claimed sent him – after swinging a white handkerchief to make the deed possible.”
One of the victim, whose manhood was taken away Ebekemie Samson,claimed it took the intervention of a man of God through prayers and deliverance before his manhood was resuscitated.
The matter,according to Otuan Indigenes, has been reported to the police. Attempts to get confirmation from the Police however failed.
Source: Leadership Newspaper