A man who was caught on camera torturing a suspected thief has been arrested.
Swabir Abdulrazaq Mohamed, 33, who works as a security guard at Ajab Unga Factory in Shimanzi, Mombasa County, was arrested on Monday after the disturbing video went viral.
Although Mohamed went into hiding immediately, he was arrested after a concerned member of the public tipped off detectives.
In the video, the suspect has been tied to an electricity pole and his hands tied together.
Mohamed then mercilessly flogs the suspect while pouring hot plastic from a burning mosquito net on him.
The pleadings of the cornered suspect, who at this time confesses that it is his first time committing the offence, fell on deaf ears.
A group of onlookers could not help the suspect, as others even filmed the incident using their mobile phones.
Mohamed’s arrest come after the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) condemned act, calling for his apprehension.
According to the DCI, the inhumane punishment meted on the suspect is not only callous but uncalled for, and infringes on the victim’s fundamental rights and freedoms.
“In this regard, the DCI is demanding that the suspect presents himself to the nearest Police Station within 24 hours, failure to which he will be declared a dangerous and wanted criminal,” the DCI had said.
The DCI has since established that Mohamed tortured the victim for allegedly trespassing into the factory’s premises.