Police officers rescued the accused after a mob attacked him, but he died upon arrival at a hospital.
The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) said it has arrested three suspects in Abuja over fake alarm on alleged disappearance of male organ.
The Commissioner of Police in charge of the FCT, Garba Haruna, said this while addressing newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja.
He said the suspects were arrested on October 15 following a distress call that Tijani Yakubu of Kabusa village was being lynched by irate youths. Haruna said Yakubu was being lynched on allegation of causing the disappearance of male organ of Emmanuel Danladi.
According to him, police operatives from Kabusa Division swung into action and rescued the injured victim.
“The suspect and the victim were subsequently taken to the hospital for medical attention and examination, unfortunately Yakubu was confirmed dead by the medical doctor on duty.
“However, the male genital of Danladi who raised the false alarm that his penis had disappeared was confirmed intact and active by medical doctor.
“Danladi is in custody along with two others who resort to mob action resulting in the death of Yusuf,” he said.
In a related development, the commissioner said operatives of the command had trailed and arrested a suspected informant and logistics supplier to kidnappers.
He said the suspect was arrested on October 17 by the Anti-Kidnapping unit of the command following credible intelligence.
Haruna said the suspect had confessed to being an informant and food supplier to the badits terrorising Mpape, Bwari and Byazhin axis of Abuja during interrogation.
“For carrying out these tasks, the suspect is being rewarded with a payment of ₦15, 000 by the bandits. The suspect is cooperating with the police to arrest other gang members at large,” he said.
He said the suspect was also a close associate to the wanted bandit leaders in the area, adding that the suspects would be charged to court upon completion of investigation.