The Delta State Police Command has disclosed how an old woman was almost lynched over a false alarm raised by one Ebube Linus.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Bright Edafe, in a post on his official X handle on Wednesday, said the 18-year-old Ebube had raised the alarm alleging that his penis went missing.
According to the PPRO, the incident, which occurred on Sunday around DBS Road Asaba, the state capital, led to a mob attack on the old woman.
A video clip which went viral on the internet revealed how she was beaten, and dehumanized by the irate youths.
The police spokesman explained that the investigation revealed that Ebube’s alarm was false as his manhood was intact.
The post reads, “On Sunday 8th October 2023 at DBS Road Asaba, this 18-year-old suspect Ebube Linus raised a false alarm that an old woman inside a tricycle touched him and his manhood (penis) disappeared.
“Over 100 misguided touts gathered and mobbed this woman, stripping her naked and beating her to a stupor to the point of almost killing her.
“The Command was contacted, and the DPO GRA division Asaba led policemen to the scene, rescued the woman, and arrested the suspect who we later discovered that nothing was wrong with him, as his manhood was intact.
“He just lied against a poor woman, a mother, a daughter, and a wife. Now the video of her being beaten and stripped naked is all over the internet. Does this make any sense?”