Mob brutalises lady who stole iPhone in Rivers

The Rivers State Police Command has verified the arrest of two suspects, Samuel Matthew, and Emmanuel Iweruma, for allegedly leading a mob to brutalize a lady, Ruth Tamuno, in the Port Harcourt area of the state.

Information gathered says that during the mob action on Tamuno who was accused of stealing an iPhone in the Aggrey Estate Waterfront, Port Harcourt, an unidentified substance was inserted in her private parts.

The person who owns the iPhone, upon realizing that his phone was missing, raised the alarm which attracted youths in the area to attack the victim.

Reacting to the development, the state Commissioner of Police, Okon Effiong, condemned the action of the youths in the community.

Effiong, in a statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Grace Iringe-Koko, confirmed the arrest of the two suspects.

 The statement read, “The state Commissioner of Police, Okon  Effiong, has condemned in its entirety, the mob action on one Ruth Tamuno on November 14, 2022.

“Some group of boys, numbering about six, who were led by one Samuel Matthew, 23, beat her up and inserted a substance in her private part, for allegedly stealing an iPhone. This is barbaric and inhuman.

The CP has ordered the State Criminal Investigation Department to carry out a discreet investigation on Samuel Matthew, 23, and Emmanuel Iweruma, 23, who were arrested in connection with the case. Efforts are on to arrest other fleeing suspects.”

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