The four boys who were filmed assaulting a girl (who was a girlfriend of one of the boys) have finally been arrested, charged and remanded by the court.
Recall in March, 2020, a clip made the rounds on social media showing a boy mercilessly beating his girlfriend while his friends did little or nothing to stop him.
The video elicited massive outcry and criticism on social media and some celebrities swore they’d follow up the story and make sure the boys face the wrath of the law.
Well, the boys have now been arrested as confirmed by singer Peter Okoye.
Giving an update on the case, Peter Okoye wrote on his IG Page ;
I told y’all i wasn’t going to sleep on this!.. Well All 4 have been arrested and charged to court We are to protect our women at all cost. So let’s be guided with due respect Job Weldon @ukankurugh Court Remands Junior, 3 Others For Assault
While Police will continue with investigation Moses Chiuta a.k.a Junior and his three conspirators have been remanded at the Makurdi Correction Centre.
Junior, Tosin Oyesanya, Precious Oyesanya and Emmanuel Obaje were arraigned by the Police on charges of Criminal Conspiracy, Assault and Causing Hurt to (Dooshima Ella Terwase). The offence for which they are charged, according to the First Information Report (FIR), is punishable under Section 97, 266 and 247 of the Penal Code Law of Benue State 2004.
Junior and his friends pleaded “False” to the charges.
Prosecuting Police Officer DSP Hyacinth Gbakor, told the court that investigation is still in progress and asked for another date.
The Presiding Chief Magistrate His Worship Isaac Ajim, turned down the oral application for the bail of the accused persons.
He directed the defence counsel to file a former application for bail while the accused are remanded at the Makurdi Medium Correction Centre and adjourned the matter for 22nd May, 2020 for mention.
Meanwhile, the Investigation Police Officer told the court that there is clear evidence that assault took place adding that the accused themselves recorded it and posted online.
Recall that the four are the actors in the video of a young man mercilessly beating a young girl that went viral on the social media.