A man has been beaten by an angry crowd in Sisia, a quarter in Bamenda, Chief town of Cameroon’s North West region.
It was after the locals accused him of attempting to steal a five-year-old child.
“He was caught by boys in the quarter. Because of the crisis, when an unknown person enters the quarter, they are questioned to know where they are from and what they are coming to do in the quarter,” a source tells us.
Residents of Sisia began questioning the individual after they saw him with a child and did not recognise him.
Our source explains that “when he was leaving with the kid, they stopped him and asked where he was from and he didn’t want to talk. They asked where he was headed to with the child and he said he saw that the child had defecated on herself and he wanted to take off the mess from the child.”
The crowd began beating him up after finding his response not trustworthy enough.
“I called the police because they wanted to kill him in the quarter. Before the police arrived, he had been well beaten. I don’t know if he will survive or not,” the source adds.
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