Soldiers beat man accused of stealing manhood at Rubochi
Soldiers at Federal Government College (FGC) Rubochi, in Kuje Area Council of the FCT, have beaten a 52-year-old man accused of stealing a villager’s manhood, forcing him to release the manhood to the owner.
An eyewitness said the incident happened on Saturday, which was the market day of the village, after a 22-year-old man went to repair a wristwatch at the suspect’s stand.
He said the suspect, who used to repair wristwatch, dipped his hand inside
the the victim’s pocket and he immediately discovered that his manhood has disappeared.
According to the witness, the victim hurriedly left the market and rushed back home to inform his father that his manhood has disappeared, after a wristwatch repairer dipped his hand inside his pocket.
“The father took the boy and went to inform some soldiers stationed at the Federal Government College and the soldiers went to arrest the man and took him to the chief ’s palace,” the witness narrated.
He continued: “When they got there, the chief, after listening carefully to their complant, told the soldiers that all he wanted was that the victim’s manhood be returned to him.”
The witness added that after the directive from the chief, the soldiers took the suspect inside their truck to the school’s premises, where they beat him, forcing him to admit that he stole the victim’s manhood.
“It was after that he returned the victim’s manhood. Two rings and some charms were also found on him,” he added.
City News further gathered that the suspect also used to travel to markets in villages to sell ear-rings and he was alleged to have committed a similar crime in Abaji, making the Ona of Abaji to banish him from the town.
When contacted, the traditional ruler of Rubochi community, Alhaji Ibrahim Mohammed Pada, confirmed the incident and described the suspect’s action as barbaric.
He said when the case was reported to his palace he mandated the soldiers to do all they could to get the manhood back to the owner.
Efforts to get the reaction of the Rubochi Divisional Police Officer were not successful as he was not on seat when our reporter visited the police station, but a police officer at the station confirmed the incident.