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Police arrest 6 for assaulting lady in Edo

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Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) have arrested six male suspects allegedly involved in the assault of a young female, in a video which recently went viral.
The viral video which caused public outcry and demand for justice, showed a young lady accused of stealing a mobile phone, being stripped and assaulted by some young men, who put pepper in her private part.
A press statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ACP Frank Mba, on 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.”
The statement also read in part: “The six male suspects arrested 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.”
According to the statement, 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

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