Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Monday arrested a man captured in a viral video torturing a suspected offender in Mombasa County.
33-year-old Swabir Abdulrazaq Mohamed, who works as a security guard at Ajab Unga Factory in Shimanzi, is said to have tortured the victim for allegedly trespassing into the factory’s premises.
He is seen in the widely circulated clip using flaming drops from a burning mosquito to torture the suspect while also whipping him with a plastic pipe.
The victim, who had his hands tied and neck secured on an electricity pole using a rope, wailed in despair as he begged for mercy but was not accorded any by the security guard.
Abdulrazaq reportedly went into hiding immediately a manhunt was launched for him but detectives were made aware of his whereabouts following a tip-off to the DCI anonymous call centre from a concerned member of the public.
He has since told the sleuths that he handed over the victim to two police officers whom he is neither able to identify nor remember the stations where they are attached.
“However, we have since established that no such report was filled in any police station within Mombasa on the material day. Further, in the victim’s state, there isn’t a police station that would have booked him before he was treated,” read a statement from the DCI.
Detectives are presently looking for the victim – who is yet to be identified but is said to be a street urchin – to file his statement.
The suspect, Abdulrazaq, on the other hand, is set to be arraigned in court on Tuesday to answer to charges of causing grievous harm, with charges of attempted murder also being considered.
The attention of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, has been drawn to the attached sensitive video clip, doing rounds in sections of the social media. The inhumane punishment meted on the victim, on suspicion of having committed a crime is not only callous pic.twitter.com/2f21CkpBAH
— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) April 4, 2021
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