Two Queensland men have been arrested after a 25-year-old man claimed he was held against his will “for a number of months” and tortured in a property at Kingston, just south of Brisbane, according to a police statement.
The unnamed victim managed to escape from the property and arrived at Beenleigh Police Station at around 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 18—about 15 kilometres away, reported AAP.
Police have charged two men after a man reported to police that he allegedly had been held against his will and assaulted in Kingston. https://t.co/Vz1KbVP5rS
— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) February 18, 2018
The victim had suffered multiple cuts and bruises, especially to his face, and was subsequently taken to the hospital for treatment, reported Brisbane Times.
It is still unclear how the man escaped from the property. Authorities say the victim is known to his captors but are not related, reported the newswire.
The suspects, 20-year-old Onshow Vaafusuaga, and 23-year-old Rongotitiro Cecil — both from Kingston — have been charged with one count of torture and one count of acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm, reported 9News.
Both men appeared in court on Monday, Feb. 19, where they did not apply for bail. They will be remanded in custody until his next court hearing on April 18.