Tuesday, October 25, 2005


`Missing’ penis sparks mob lynching

`Police in the south western Nigerian state of Osun say they have embarked on a constant patrol after mobs lynched at least 12 people since last weekend.

All the killings occurred after the victims were accused of making people’s genital organs disappear. [..]

The most gruesome case occurred on Friday when hundreds of members of the evangelical sect Brotherhood of the Cross went to the town of Ilesa for their annual convention.

While the sect members were on a house-to-house preaching mission, someone raised an alarm that his penis had disappeared.

An angry mob descended on the visiting evangelists and burnt eight of them to death. Two buses and a car were also burnt.’

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