A four-year-old pupil of the St. Joseph School Otolo, Nnewi in Anambra State was rescued from being abducted by two men while returning home from school on Thursday, 11 March.
As luck was on his side, the boy’s classmates quickly raised an alarm.
The spokesperson of the State Police Command, Mohammed Haruna said the victim was returning home from school in the company of his siblings when two men on a motorcycle grabbed him and zoomed off with him.
The other children raised an alarm, alerting residents who descended on the suspected kidnappers, beating them to a pulp.
”Alarm was raised by other children which attracted the attention of some commercial motorcyclists who pursued and eventually arrested the suspects and rescued the child at Akamili Community Nnewi.
However, before the arrival of the police patrol team to the scene, the two suspects were severely beaten by the angry mob but were eventually rescued by the police and taken to the hospital for medical attention.
Consequently, one of the suspects, whose identity is yet unknown was certified dead on 12 March by a medical doctor while receiving treatment. The second one is still unconscious at the hospital.
The corpse has been deposited at the mortuary and investigation is ongoing” Haruna stated.