The man who allegedly mobilized thugs to molest and torture a young lady in Benin City over missing mobile phone theft in has been arrested.
Two days ago, we reported that a yet-to-be-identified young lady was stripped totally naked and had pepper inserted into her private part following phone theft allegation by her accusers.
The men who claimed they wanted to teach her a lesson also filmed the brutal torture which was meted out on the lady and posted the video online which has now gone viral.
The lady was heard crying and saying she didn’t steal any phone, while she was being humiliated by the crowd. (Read the report HERE)
The brutal act on the lady prompted the League of Patriotic Lawyers to give the Edo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Olusegun Odumosu, 24 hours to arrest the men behind the lady’s torture.
Chairman of the platform and former Student Union President of the University of Benin, Mr. Abubakar Yesufu, who said this in a statement yesterday, also urged the state Director, Department of State Services, DSS, to be involved in the investigation.
According to a fresh report from barrister Jefferson Uwoghiren, the man who masterminded the whole thing was arrested yesterday evening, along with the manager of a hotel he lodged briefly in Benin City, Edo state.
The suspect was temporarily and sexually linked with the lady before he complained of his missing phone. He forced the lady to a native “doctor”, around Ugbiyokho area of Ekehuan Road, Benin City, to determine If she stole his phone.
The lady was instantaneously pronounced guilty by the native doctor and asked to produce the missing phone. She denied and protested but it fell on deaf ears.
The suspect, the native doctor, and apprentice native doctors pounced on the girl and beat her up, stripped her naked, and procured granulated chilly pepper, popularly called “ Akpoko” in a local language and inserted it into the girl’s private part, all dramatically caught on video.
According to the report, the man has been arrested, but the native doctor and his apprentices are currently on the run. There is a massive manhunt on them.