Reports are that Michael Philip aka Tourka or Mikey of New Village, Castries was found in Cacao, Babbonneau hours after he was abducted at about 2:35 pm by three unknown individuals and driven away in a white Nissan vehicle.
Sources say the car and the assailants have not been found. Police are investigating.
St. Lucia News Online understands that Philip is currently at Victoria Hospital in good health and does not have any life-threatening injuries. However, our news team is not yet able to confirm what injuries he sustained.
Reports are that Philip was stabbed, beaten and some of his locks pulled out of his head.
A resident told St. Lucia News Online that the incident occurred in full view of several people.
“I’m standing by the road inside New Village and they just kidnapped a guy nicknamed ‘Mikey’ with locks. They entered his house, hit him with a hammer and put him in a vehicle and left with him,” the eyewitness said.
Other accounts indicated that the men approached Philip and hit him in the face. The victim reportedly ran into his house where he was held and grabbed by his locks. He was then dragged to a waiting car.