The police are investigating a West African national who attempted to steal a four-year-old boy at Maamobi in Accra on Sunday.
The suspect was arrested by some residents after he reportedly tried to lure the four-year-old boy into a black Toyota vehicle close by.
The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Greater Accra Regional Police, ASP Afia Tenge told the press that the suspect was mobbed by angry residents after his other four accomplices managed to escape.
“Statements have been taken from the complaint. We have heard that others are using the word kidnap. We want to caution members of the public against its usage. It is appropriate that we use the word stealing since we do know not the intent behind it. So the case is under investigations and any update will be shared with the public.”
How the suspect was handed over to the police
According to ASP Tenge, the suspect who was beaten by the mob was receiving medical attention.
He was later brought to the police station after another resident succeeded in rescuing him.