The perpetrators of the Ejigbo sodomy incident involving three women being savagely tortured for stealing pepper have been arrested.
Their arrest reportedly took place yesterday at the palace of Oba Moruf Adisa Ojoola of Ejigbo.
This development was made possible through the pressure mounted on the Oba of Ejigbo to bring the evil men to book and make them pay for their crimes; several protests had been made regarding the matter.
The Oba repportedly got all the men in the community assemble at his palace around 11pm, which also led to the closure of the market as trading activities were put on hold until the perpetrators were identified.
One of the tortured ladies, identified as “Juliana”, died earlier this month due to the injuries she sustained on the day of her attack. Her father, a palm wine tapper, revealed that he also lost a toddler in the incidence as his wife, mother of the baby while being tortured by the gang was not allowed to attend to the baby.
In addition to torture, the gang also destroyed the palm wine tapper’s house and banished him from the community, after he was made to pay N50,000 as fine to secure the release of his wife and two daughters.
The arrested gang are to be tried for murder and extortion of Mr. Freeman, who was made to pay a fine for the release of his wife and daughter.
Mr. Freeman’s family is also expected to be rehabilitated.