Samuel Nkennaya, a 34-year-old Nigerian, has been mobbed to death and his friend, Chinonso Nwudo, in critical condition, following accusations that both men kidnapped Chinonye, a 6-year-old girl, who, unknown to their attackers, was Nwudo’s daughter.
According to reports, it all started when Nwudo took his daughter to visit Nkennaya on the evening of April 27, 2019, at White River, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Later, the friends proceeded to buy food for Chinonye at a KFC restaurant in the area. However, shortly after buying the food, some bystanders raised a false alarm alleging that both men kidnapped the girl.
Thereafter, the community did not bother to ask questions and immediately mobbed the two Nigerians.
While they were being attacked, Nwudo kept on shouting that the girl was his daughter and pleaded that they speak to his South African wife to confirm his claim – which actually saved his life.
The Police later intervened and called for backup to rescue the victims. Nkennaya died at the hospital on April 28, while Nwudo is in critical health condition