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Four policemen arrested for torturing Nigerian national

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) says the four members of the Boksburg North Visible Policing unit were arrested on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 for torturing Nigerian national over his identity documents

Ipid spokesperson, Lizzy Suping said the victim and his friends were approached by the police officers who demanded to see their identity documentation on January 9.

When the victim could not produce an original copy of the required documentation, he was taken to the police station where he was allegedly assaulted and tortured by the officers.

The victim was taken to hospital for medical attention where he was in a coma for nine days.” she said. 

Suping said the four officers, a sergeant and three constables, face charges of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm and defeating the ends of justice.

They are expected to make their first appearance in the Boksburg Magistrates Court on Friday.

Writing by Fany Olumoye; editing by Julian Osamoto