The Kwara state police command has confirmed the arrest of a man identified only as Fatai and three of his other friends for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend, identified only as Aduke, over claims that she cheated on him, The Punch report.
Telescope.ng gathered that Aduke, a student of the Bartholomew College of Health, Kwara State, was said to have been invited to Fatai’s residence.
According to the report, when Aduke arrived at the house, she met Fatai and his three friends, who started interrogating her.
The friends were said to have accused the undergraduate of cheating, as they grabbed her hands and legs and flogged her.
After the assault, Aduke reportedly took to her WhatsApp status, where she shared her ordeal and a video clip of the incident.
In the video clip seen by the newspaper, Fatai, with the help of his friends, stripped Aduke to her pants and flogged her buttocks with a cane, while she pleaded for mercy.
In another clip, the victim was seen with a number of security operatives, including policemen and soldiers, who arrested the suspects.
The state police spokesperson, SP Okasanmi Ajayi, confirmed the arrest on Tuesday, June 21, adding that the investigation was ongoing.
He said: “The case was reported and the suspects have been arrested. They are four in number and have been taken to Shao, while further investigation is ongoing.”