The Police High Command says it operatives have arrested six male suspects involved in the shocking, barbaric and indecent assault meted out on a young Nigerian female as shown in a video which recently went viral.
The Force said following the dehumanizing incident, the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed ordered a comprehensive investigation into the report.
In the course of investigation lead by the Edo State Police Commissioner CP Hakeem Odumosu the suspects were arrested. The Force said two other male suspects are still at large and efforts are being intensified to arrest them and bring all involved to justice.
The Force condemns jungle justice in its entirety and warns of dire consequences for persons who resort to criminal acts of self-help.
Suspects arrested includes; 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.
Police said they have established contact with the female victim, aged 24 years and her health status and recovery rate are being monitored.
By Marcel Samuel