An Edo State High Court has remanded three men in prison for inserting pepper into the private parts of one Favour Ada Friday.
The three suspects: Lucky Igbinovia, a.k.a. One Man Squad, head of vigilance group in Ugbiyoko community; Iyamu Kingsley and Joel Otoghile, who is the prime suspect, were arraigned on Monday following their arrest by the Police.
The accused were arraigned on a 14-count charge bordering on kidnapping, attempted murder, unlawful administration of a noxious substance into the private parts of Ada and unlawful trial by ordeal.
A video of the men carrying out jungle justice on their victim had gone viral on social media last week.
Ada was accused of stealing an iPhone worth, N44,000 and was tortured into confessing to the alleged offence.
Trouble started for Ada after Otoghile, who had just returned from Ghana with his wife, lodged at Lafun Hotel located at Ugbiyoko community in Egor Local Government Area of the state and later “organised ladies for his cousins”.
Ada was one of the ladies.
Ada and other ladies were leaving when Otoghile discovered that his iPhone was missing.
A native doctor, who is still at large, through some magic, fingered Ada as the culprit and within minutes, she had been stripped naked.
While she was being tortured, one of the accusers recorded the incident. The video was later uploaded on social media.
Peter Ugwumba, prosecuting counsel, prayed the court to remand the three pending advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
He said: “A native doctor, yet to be arrested, magically inserted two live bullets into the body of Ada, saying she would die if she refused to confess.”
Justice J. Acha ordered the remand of the three while adjourning the case till March 6, 2019.
He asked the prosecuting counsel to produce other culprits in the act, especially the native doctor.