Screenshot from the video as shared by Laila St. Mathew-Daniel on Facebook
Screenshot from the video as shared by Laila St. Mathew-Daniel on Facebook

A video of a Nigerian lady stripped naked by irate men and pepper inserted in her private parts for allegedly stealing a mobile phone has gone viral.

Concise News understands that the yet-to-be-identified lady was stripped totally unclad by her accusers in Benin city in Edo State following the allegation.

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The men also filmed the brutal torture, which was meted out on the accused and posted the video online, which has now gone viral.

Meanwhile, internet users have been left outraged over the saga – with many condemning the horrifying act on the lady.

The brutal act on the lady has prompted activist Laila St. Matthew-Daniel to take up the issue as she is urging the lady in the viral video to reach out to her so that those responsible for the torture will be arrested.

Also reacting to the ugly incident, Chairman of the platform and former Student Union President of the University of Benin, Abubakar Yesufu, urged the state Director, Department of State Services, DSS, to be involved in the investigation.

In a statement on Tuesday, Yesufu said: “The League of Patriotic Lawyers has given the Edo State Commissioner of Police 24 hours to arrest and commence prosecution of all the street urchins behind this barbaric, inhuman, wicked, ungodly and unacceptable act, whose video has gone viral on the social media.

“Failure to unravel the perpetrators would lead to serious legal consequences against the various security agencies, especially the Police and Director of DSS in the state. This ungodly act shows that law and order have broken down in Benin.

“We call on the governor, who is undoubtedly unaware of this devilish act, and the Secretary to the State Government, a very hard working and God-fearing man, to ensure that the perpetrators are tracked and punished accordingly.”

“We are not concerned about the merit of this case at this moment, but the exhibition of extreme cruelty which is completely alien to our revered culture and tradition.’’