Neighbours beat up man for raping 13-yr-old girl
A 35-year-old man was almost beaten to death yesterday by residents of Akenfa area of Yenagoa in Bayelsa State after being caught defiling a 13 year- old girl.
Our correspondent gathered that the angry residents who caught the man in the act almost lynched him before the police arrived.
A witness said the man was caught “red handed” due to the girl’s screams which attracted neighbours.
“The act infuriated the residents who beat him mercilessly until the police came to his rescue. If the police had delayed, maybe he would have been dead. Immediately after he was caught, some people in the area called the police and their prompt arrival saved him”, he said.
Police spokesman, Asinim Butswat, confirmed the incident, and applauded efforts of members of the public in assisting the police to fight crime. He, however, advised them to desist from taking the law into their hands. The man was subsequently detained, he said.