A Benin High court sitting on Monday remanded a former aide to the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomole for alleged assault of a commercial sex worker.
The accused, Mr Lucky Igbinovia was remanded with two other suspects, Joel Otoghile and Kingsley Iyamu, for allegedly stripping a 24-year-old commercial sex worker, Favour Ada, naked and inserting pepper into her vagina.
Igbinovia, popularly known as One-Man-Squad, was a Special Assistant to Oshiomhole on community security and a top APC member.
The prosecutor, Mr Peter Ugwumba, in the case marked 117/2019, read out 14 counts against the accused persons.
The accused were facing ten count charge bordering on attempted murder, kidnapping, injury, trial by ordeal, false accusation, extortion, recording the act and transmitting it into video film which has since gone viral on the internet, amongst other allegations.
However, the defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.
The Judge, Justice Joseph Acha ordered the remand of the accused in prison custody.
The case was, however, adjourned till March 6, 2019, to decide on their final bail application.
Narrating her ordeals in the hands of her assaulters at the state police command headquarters in Benin, the victim, a native of Rivers State, told journalists that her worst moment was when they inserted pepper into her private parts, stripped her naked and videoed her.
She said she was taken to a native doctor who mysteriously implanted bullets into her stomach and later threatened her with a live snake, adding that in order not to die, she admitted to the crime and the bullets were later removed from her stomach.
She said when she saw that she was freed from the hands of the native doctor, she told her accusers that she did not steal their phone and that she only admitted to the crime because of fear.
She said when she maintained her innocence; they stripped her naked, inserted pepper into her private parts and severely beat her up.