As earlier reported by The Sauce, the young member who goes by the stage name Swat aka “Mtoto wa Eunice” seemingly had an eventful evening after video surfaced on Twitter of the young man answering to a mob. Now, the group has officially released a statement on the events that led to the viral video that made it’s rounds online.
Following the video doing rounds on social media. We want people/ our fans to know what happened. Yesterday at around 11pm Swat was hanging out outside their apartment. At the same time police officers were doing rounds handcuffing any young man they found outside. Swatand one of pic.twitter.com/sqIY7d6dJU
— ETHIC (@ethicofficial) March 3, 2019
According to a series of tweets, “his friends saw this and sought to run away so as not to get arrested. They ended up entering a random apartment and hid there (so as not to get arrested) but people who lived in that plot/ apartment, thought they were thieves since they’d never seen them at the apartment.
The statement also outlines how Swat was nearly a mob justice victim and was saved by the same police who could have arrested him. The tweet reads, “They started flogging them and beating them up, at one point they nearly burnt them. Luckily the same police officers who saw Swat and his friend run away as they were getting away from them came to their rescue and released Swat and the friend since they were obviously innocent. Swat sustained a couple of injuries and is currently recuperating at home.
The team also added, “For those of you spreading videos around claiming that Swat is a thief, now ask yourself- who would be stupid enough to steal with a T-shirt that has their name written on it and wearing crocs while at it ??”