22-year-old man tortured to death in Ogun
A 22-year-old man, Tunji George has been reportedly tortured to death for alleged phone theft in Iyana-Iyesi area, Sango-Ota, in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Area of Ogun State.
The victim was accused of stealing an iPhone 6 at Keke Hotel, Iyana-Iyesi on Wednesday, as a result of which, he was tied with a rope in the hotel and tortured by three men namely, Felix Sunday, Shomuye Musa and Oluwatobi Michael.
Sources said when they realised that their victim was about to give up the ghost, they quickly rushed him to a hospital, but before they got to the hospital, the victim has passed on.
Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident in a statement, said the suspects have been arrested.
He said: “The suspects were arrested, following a report by one Bola George, who reported at Onipanu Divisional Headquarters that her brother was alleged to have stolen an iPhone 6 at Keke hotel.
“Upon the report, the DPO Onipanu Division, CSP Bamidele job, mobilised his men and moved to the scene, where two of the suspects were apprehended, while the third person was arrested in the hotel where the did was done.”
He said on interrogation, the suspects informed the police that they strongly suspected the deceased as the person who stole the iPhone 6, and to recover the said phone from him, they decided to torture him, not knowing that it would result in his death.
“The corpse of the victim has been deposited at the General Hospital mortuary, Ota for autopsy.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.
“He also warned that the command under his leadership will not tolerate any form of jungle justice and whoever engaged in such activities, no matter his status or position, would not be spared from punishment under the law,” Oyeyemi informed.