An angry mob, Wednesday, attempted to lynch a suspected kidnapper, Ogbonnaya Dominic Aloh, after he was reported to have kidnapped his younger brother’s 2-year old son, Lawrence Agha at Amangballa, Afikpo North LGA Ebonyi State.
The Voice learnt that the suspect was last seen with the boy by residents of the area before he went missing.
An eyewitness who pleaded anonymity told our correspondent that a married couple who resides in Ihu-Ogo Amangballa, declared their 2yrs old son missing on Tuesday, 11th of October 2022.
The witness said “the mother of the little boy, Orioma Agha, had finished bathing the baby in front of their house that faithful morning, she left the baby outside to go and get stuffs from inside for dressing the baby up. On coming back outside, the baby was nowhere to be found.
“she managed on her own to search for the boy close-by to know if she could find him, all to no avail. So, immediately, she raised alarm and some people came to her aid.”
“Yesterday being Wednesday 12th day of October, some neighbors narrated how they saw the Uncle of the missing child (paternal), covering the little boy with his cloth as he was taking him away while others said so many things.
The source revealed that the youths of the community and other neighbouring villages could not hold their anger as they gathered, dragged and beat the suspects with the use of digger, Axe, knife and other weapons.
“Ogbonnaya confessed he sold the little boy for #500,000 to a lady from Mgbom with the help of a sacked police officer who is not even an indigene of Ebonyi but from Umuahia (he’s on the run now.” The witness said.
The Voice gathered that the child is yet to be found as at the time of filing this report as investigations are still ongoing and the suspect is currently cooling off in Afikpo police station.
The police public relations officer SP Chris Anyanwu when contacted by The Voice, couldn’t take his call as at the time of filing this report