The Edo Police command has finally paraded the suspects behind the torture of a young lady in Benin City over an alleged missing mobile phone.
Over a week 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. He said:
“She refused the sexual overtures of the kingpin, who orchestrated the aforesaid missing phone and with the aid of a native doctor, he became the accuser and enforcer in chief of that sordid show of shame.”
The suspects including the man who inserted the pepper into the girl’s private part were paraded alongside a native doctor who was involved in the criminal act.
According to the police, the lady was taken to Lafun Hotel located in Benin City, Edo State. The hotel is alleged to be owned by a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The lady had lodged at the hotel on Sunday night with a man when the controversial phone at the centre of the entire problem got missing.
The victim was said to have been compelled to undergo strange mystic oath taking, at the end of which no result came of the entire drama. But not convinced about the whole issue, the owner of the phone and others dragged the girl to a corner where they carried out the despicable act of inserting pepper into her private parts with a view to forcing her to confess to stealing the phone.
The six suspects arrested so far in connection with the case are Otoghile Joel, owner of the phone alleged to have been stolen by the young woman; Lucky Igbinovia alias ‘One Man Squad’ in whose house the young woman was tortured; Edobor Osemwengie, manager of Lafun Hotel; Kingsley Iyamu,; Gregg Eweka and Friday Omorogbe.