The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has arrested six men behind the torture of a young lady in Benin City over an alleged missing mobile phone.
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.
In a statement issued by the Police on Thursday, the force noted that the Inspector General of Police had ordered an investigation into the incident. The statement read:
“Operatives of the NPF have arrested six (6) male suspects involved in the shocking, barbaric and indecent assault meted out on a young Nigerian female as shown in a video that recently went viral.
“Following the dehumanizing incident, the IGP MA ADAMU, NPM, mni has ordered a comprehensive investigation.
“Consequently, Edo Police Command, led by its Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosun, swung into action, leading to the investigation breakthrough.
“Two other male suspects are still at large. Efforts are being intensified to arrest them and bring all involved to book.
“NPF condemns jungle justice in its entirety and warns of dire consequences for persons who resort to self help.”
The six male suspects currently in custody are Otoghile Joel, Lucky Igbinovia, Edobor Osemwenjie, Kingsley Iyamu, Gregg Eweka and Friday Omorogbe.