Rivers: 2 arrested for molesting lady over stolen phone

CP Effiong Okon, Commissioner of Police, Rivers State Police Command.

CP Effiong Okon, Commissioner of Police, Rivers State Police Command.

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Police operatives in Rivers have arrested one Samuel Matthew and Emmanuel Iweruma 23years for leading a mob attack against one Miss Ruth Tamuno for allegedly stealing an Iphone.

The lady was stripped naked and beaten up by members of the mob also who inserted some substances on her private part and made video of the suspect.

The mob attack against Tamuno occurred on November 14, 2022, according to spokesperson of Rivers Police Command, SP Grace Iringe-Koko

“Some group of boys numbering about six, led by one Samuel Matthew aged 23years, beat her up and inserted substance on her private part, for alleged stealing of an Iphone,”Iringe-Koko said.

She added that Rivers Commissioner of Police, CP Okon O. Effiong condemned dehumanizing action of the mob on the alleged thief, describing it as barbaric and inhumane.

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“CP Effiong Okon has therefore ordered operatives of the SCID, to conduct a discreet investigation on one Samuel Matthew aged 23years and Emmanuel Iweruma aged 23years, who were arrested in connection with the case while efforts are made to arrest other fleeing suspects.

“CP Okon reiterated that no matter the circumstances, resorting to self-help to carry out such act without recourse to extant laws and the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, is totally condemnable and tantamount to violation of the law,” she added.  

CP Okon urged citizens of the State to always be law-abiding and not to take laws into their hands and they should also assist the Police in the fight against criminals and their activities in the State. 

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