A man escaped death by a whisker after he was accused of stealing a phone by worshippers in a Church in Calabar, the capital of Cross Rivers State.
Though the date of the incident was not stated, Prince Gwamnishu Emefiena Harrison, who is the Founder and Director General at Behind Bars Defenders, said on Facebook that the man, simply identified as Nkenewem Moses, was nearly lynched after he was accused of stealing a phone from a church.
He added that the police rescued him but had no money to take him to the hospital.
Seeing Nkenewen’s condition, Harrison decided to rush him to the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital where he is recuperating.
WuzupNaija also gathered that the culprits have been arrested.
In three different post on his Facebook timeline, the activist said:
At the police station FEDERAL HOUSING CALABAR, we saw a helpless man rescued by Nigeria Police.
They had no money to take him to the hospital.
I pleaded and we are on our way to the hospital. I will take care of the bills #SecondChance
THEY ACCUSED HIM OF STEALING A PHONE IN CHURCH AND MOBBED HIM.
Arrived Federal Housing Police Divisional Police Station for #JusticeforEmem. We met this youngman lying down helplessly inside the police hilux van.
After enquires, we discovered that it’s a case of jungle justice. They alleged he stole a phone in a Church and was mobbed. So he’s been there since morning. No treatment. The police were even waiting for him to die.
We decided that he deserves a second chance.
We took him to the police clinic where he was rejected. We were referred do General Hospital.
As at this minute, There’s no official complaint about against him. So he’s Not under arrest.
After treatment, he’ll be leaving Scot free…
Hospital bills and treatment should be on us concerned Nigerians. Let’s save a victim. He deserved a chance to live.
DG Behind Bars
Photo Credit: Sandra Ananaba
HE SURVIVED,,,, HE’S ALIVE
With support from Nigeria Police Force Federal Housing Division Calabar, we rescued a man waiting to be lynched for alleged phone theft in Church. #EndJungleJustice
Hospital bills paid.
Special thanks to @Obiageli Agbodike for her support.
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