20 June 2017

Mob slit neck, hack legs of Man, 24, over theft allegation

A 24yr old young man has been hospitalized in Tamale after a mob slit his neck and chopped his leg with cutlass in a 5hr savage assault for allegedly stealing “Mapouka”, a popular small motorcycle high in demand in the three regions of the North.

Sumaila Haleek is being treated at the Tamale West Hospital for severe body damage after nine armed muscled men tortured him into coma with heating elements, cutlasses, metal wire, stones and sticks before dumping him away on a landfill site.

The mob accused him together with his girlfriend of stealing the motorbike and undisclosed amount belonging to a young man who hired them to retrieve the swags. The duo allegedly stole the motorbike from the young man at lamashegu but was identified by a neighbor who witnessed the theft.

Sumaila’s girlfriend and accomplice swiftly managed to escape after rumors that they were being sought after escalated. He was however arrested at his father’s house in Moshie Zongo and taken to a secluded spot in the bushland outskirt lamashegu and staged the brutal assault.

The mob tied up his hands and legs and poured a liquid acid on his head to coerce a confession. Metals were heated and forcibly thrust through his neck steaming out some flesh leaving the neck partially slit. 

Speaking to Kasapa News, he added the attackers used cutlass to hack his legs several times and sharp objects were impaled into his skin leaving him paralyzed and in excruciating ribs pains.
Sumaila denied all allegations but his attackers ignored his desperate pleas and wailing and tormented him till he became unconscious. He was then wrapped together  into a tricycle and dumped on a rubbish dump after being feared dead.
“They took me to their house and locked me up and start to beat me saying I stole their bike. And used cutlass to cut my legs and heat metal iron and I become red, and they used it to rob my neck,hand and even my back. When they used the heater to rob my body, they were pouring the acid in my injuries and on my face”.The victim was taken to hospital after a good Samaritan who witnessed the baleful attack informed his parents.His condition has stabilized after going through surgeries but with the scale of injuries, he may spent months at hospital receiving treatment, hospital sources have said.Surprisingly, parents of the victim have refused to report the case to the police saying they want him to draw lessons from the painful ordeal.“My parents told me ‘my eyes is not down’ because I’m in town roaming. I’m a scammer and they told me to stop that kind thing and they would put me in work and also don’t want to stop and learn work”, Haleek indicated.Lynching of suspects of motorcycle theft is common in the region.

By: Eliasu Tanko

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