By George Onah
Port Harcourtâ€”A suspected male organ snatcher (names withheld) who was nearly lynched by a mob in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, was weekend, rescued by a detachment of policemen after the man had been accused of causing the disappearance of the private part of a passerby.
Vanguard gathered that there was also a near-religious face-off between two groups in the crowd, following uncomplimentary remarks regarding the region of origin of the alleged snatcher who hails from the northern part of the country.
Trouble started when one Mr.Cyril Okoro suddenly screamed while walking along Ikoku Street, Mile 2, and grabbed the suspect who had just walked past, accusing him of causing the disappearance of his organ.
Within minutes, a crowd had formed, after which the people urged both men to move to a place to ascertain the veracity of the claim.
However, before the claim could be verified, disagreement arose in the crowd triggering a call for the head of the suspect.
Before long, he had been beaten to pulp but managed to wriggle out of the grip of the mob, taking off at top speed in a race for his life towards Olu Obasanjo Police Station.