Update on the Pepper Sellers Who Were Tortured in Ejigbo

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A few days ago, some of you watched the video of the beating and torture of 2 women for allegedly stealing pepper. Well, there’s an update. Ever since the video was made public, a few people have been working behind the scenes to find the men who did this. Some sort of breakthrough has been achieved with the involvement of the Chairman of Ejigbo Local Council of Lagos. He’s worked his socks off on this case since some people got in touch with him.

Find his response after the cut. It’s now time to pile pressure on the Lagos State Govt and the Lagos State Police…

Kehinde Bamigbetan:

I promised an update in 24 hours: This incident took place in the central market, Iyana Ejigbo, Ejigbo LCDA in February 2013. The pepper sellers normally leave their goods in their stalls. They returned the next day to discover that their goods were being stolen. They reported this to the vigilante they hired to secure the market. About 6am, the two women were allegedly caught stealing pepper. They were a wife and her step-daughter. They lived near the market with the husband. The husband is said to be a wine tapper. After the barbaric torture, both confessed to stealing the pepper and were let go. However, a few members of the vigilante feared that the case may spread. And informed the leadership of the vigilante group. Those involved were allegedly penalized and the gang disbanded. The scene was then converted to shops and rented out. I have reviewed these with the DPO and both of us are bothered by the impact of the time lag of over nine months on investigation. This may also explain the initial denials by the stakeholders. We are working on getting the wine tapper to trace his wife and daughter involved. If he has not relocated from Ejigbo, then we have a good chance of retrieving information and tracking the story.

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  • Some Nigerians are animals.Poverty caused all this:…this is a very bad act..Lagosians are fond of putting judgements in their hands…
    Animals,mad peoples now roam abt the streets of Lagos;wearing agbada,sokoto,shirt and trousers…deep down in them they are beasts

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