"I Didn’t Steal Any Phone"- Lady Who Was Stripped & Tortured Over Missing Phone, Narrates Her Ordeal
Over a week ago, we reported that a yet-to-be-identified young lady was stripped totally naked and had pepper inserted into her private part following phone theft allegation by her accusers in Benin City, Edo State.
The men who claimed they wanted to teach her a lesson also filmed the brutal torture which was meted out on the lady and posted the video online which has now gone viral. The lady was heard crying and saying she didn’t steal any phone, while she was being humiliated by the crowd.
More details have now emerged on the young lady. The 24-year-old lady is identified as Favour Ada, she’s a commercial sex worker.
She said she was taken to a native doctor who mysteriously implanted bullets into her stomach and later threatened her with a live snake, adding that in order not to die, she admitted to the crime and the bullets were later removed from her stomach.
She said when she saw that she was freed from the hands of the native doctor, she told her accusers that she did not steal their phone and that she only admitted to the crime because of fear.
She said when she maintained her innocence; they stripped her naked, inserted pepper into her private parts and severely beat her up.
Meanwhile, the Edo Police command had arrested and paraded the suspects responsible for the act and remanded three in custody including one Lucky Igbinovia (One-Man-Squad), a former aide to Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress on community security.
The owner of the missing phone (iPhone Xs-Max), Joel Igbinovia said the victim and her female friend were invited to a hotel at Ugbiyoko, a suburb of Benin city, to entertain his friends. He said:
“The girl was a prostitute. My younger cousin called her to the hotel and she came with another girl. I got up to pay my hotel bill on POS, but when I got back to my seat, my phone was no longer where I put it and the girls were gone. I asked why and I was told that the girls said the money we offered was too small.
“We searched everywhere but we couldn’t find the phone. We then went to another hotel where the girls had gone to and we met them there. I then pleaded with the girl (Ada) to return the phone to me because she would not be able to use it, being an iPhone, but she denied. It was then decided that we invite a voodoo man the following day to resolve the issue.”
Joel further explained that the voodoo man instructed them to write their names on pieces of paper he gave them and squeeze the paper. He said:
“The man told us that the name of whoever stole the phone would disappear from his piece of paper. When we opened the pieces of paper, the girl’s name had disappeared. He repeated the process and the same thing occurred. Then, the voodoo man left us.”
The suspect added that the girl later confessed to them that she actually took the phone, but was under the influence of alcohol she took that day.
He, however, said that when the victim could not take them to where she kept the phone, his cousin began to beat her and inserted pepper into her private parts.