A 32-year-old man identified as Odinaka Orji and his accomplice Nonso Ejimene escaped being lynched over the weekend by an angry mob for attempting to molest 6-year-old boys in Enugu State.
According to reports, Mr Orji and Mr Nonso were already beaten and stripped naked by the mob before operatives of Central Police Station, Enugu Police Command, came to their rescue.
The mob accused them of luring two six-year-old boys, simply identified as Chimezie and Sunday, into their room at 78, Industrial Area Coal Camp, and were at the point of having intercourse with them when the boys ran out and called for help.
When asked by the police, they admitted to indulging in the act but said that it was the work of the devil.
Mr Orji cried out that his addiction to sodomy had cost him his marriage to his wife as she left him.
Police Public Relations Officer in Enugu, Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the arrest of the suspect in a statement.
“Our men saved them from being lynched by the irate mob, following their involvement in sodomy.
“The mob had already stripped them naked before the security operatives of the Central Police Station, Enugu, intervened and took them into custody.
“One of the suspects, Odinaka, maintained that he is married but his wife has left him owing to these illicit activities which he blamed on Satan.
“According to him, he has visited many clergies to get him out of the activity without success.
“In the present case, he stated that he was on the verge of having an intercourse with a boy named Sunday, a barrow pusher, in his room when the boy ran out and raised an alarm which attracted the mob that almost killed him.”