One Blessing has been accused to attempted kidnapping and beaten to a pulp by an angry mob.
Identified simply as Blessing, the suspect was apprehended on Sunday, November 27, in Akpachi community in the Otukpo area of the state, Daily Post reports.
According to the reports, Blessing was offering some children canned drinks, biscuits and milk, meant to be used as bait when his luck ran out.
A resident of the area reportedly spotted him and raised an alarm which quickly drew an angry mob who descended on him and beat him to a pulp.
Daily Post reports that the suspect confessed to the crime during the beating.
However, there are reports that during the interrogation, Blessing claimed to be a native of Akwa Ibom State who lost his way returning from Port Harcourt where he attended a teaching training.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the state, Mr Moses Yamu, denied any knowledge of the incident but promised to pass on any relevant information which came to his attention.