Police nab 6 for assaulting lady in Edo

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) have arrested six male suspects allegedly involved in the indecent assault of a young female as shown in a video which recently went viral.

A video of a young lady being stripped and assaulted by some young men, who were not visible in a video, had gone viral causing public out cry and demand for justice.

A press statement by the Force Public Relations Officer ACP Frank Mba, Thursday in Abuja,  said: “Following the dehumanizing incident, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu had ordered a comprehensive investigation into the report.

“Consequently, the Edo State Police Command, led by the Commissioner of Police Hakeem Odumosu swung into action, leading to the investigative breakthrough.

“Two other male suspects are still at large. Efforts are being intensified to arrest them and bring all involved to justice. The Nigeria Police Force condemns jungle justice in its entirety and warns of dire consequences for persons who resort to criminal acts of self-help.”

According to the statement, “The six male suspects arrested are:  (1) Otoghile Joel (owner of the phone alleged to have been stolen by the young woman) (2) Lucky Igbinovia (alias “One Man Squad” in whose house the young woman was tortured) (3) Edobor Osemwengie (manager of Lafun Hotel) (4) Kingsley Iyamu (5) Gregg Eweka (6) Friday Omorogbe.”

Meanwhile, the statement further  said the police have established contact with the 24-year-old female victim and her health status and recovery rate are being monitored.

The spokesperson said Edo state Hakeem Odumosu would be providing more details as the investigation progresses.

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