Security guards involved in the on-campus beating of a student at the University of Technology (UTECH) last week are expected to face assault charges in the matter.
According to multiple reports, the former Marksman Security Limited security guards were pointed out during an identification parade on Thursday afternoon and will soon be slapped with assault charges.
Christopher Townsend, the attorney for the guards in question will return to court on Friday to address a habeas corpus application seeking their immediate release. The guards have been in police custody since last Saturday.
The guards were arrested following a physical assault of an alleged gay student in a UTECH guardroom on Thursday, which was caught on tape and later posted on YouTube. The student allegedly engaged in sexual intercourse with a fellow male student in a campus bathroom, before seeking help from the guards after word of their alleged activities sparked anger amongst students who tried to chase them down.
Though the other man escaped the growing student mob, the UTECH student in question was held by security before being slapped, punched and kicked by guards while one of them stood by the door with a piece of board in her hand.
It was later revealed that one of the guards claimed that they though the alleged homosexual student was a car thief. Marksman Security Limited fired the guards on Friday, while UTECH officials held counseling sessions for the beaten student.