Three persons have been arrested by operatives of the Edo State Police Command in connection with a video in which one Miss Favour Ada was stripped and tortured for alleged theft .
Ada was allegedly accused of stealing an iPhone worth over N 440 , 000 at Ugbiyoko , a suburb of Benin.
The video, which went viral on the social media , showed the 25- year – old lady being stripped and tortured before pepper was forced into her private parts by her attackers .
A source at the Edo State Police Command told Southern City News in confidence that three suspects were already in their custody .
“ Yes , three suspects have been arrested. They were picked up at the Ugbiyoko area of the town. They accused her ( Ada ) of stealing an iPhone worth about N 440 , 000 , and did all that to her , ” the source said .
It was learnt that the victim , who was seriously injured as a result of the attack , was currently recuperating at the intensive care unit of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital.
Efforts to get the state Police Public Relations Officer , Chidi Nwabuzor, to speak on the development failed , as he was said to be in Abuja with the State Commissioner of Police , Hakeem Odumosu.