A 27 year old man, Mr. Jerry John has died in Jos, Plateau State after allegedly undergoing torture in Police cell.

Mr. John was arrested in Jenta Mangoro community near Pollo Club, Jos two weeks ago on charges of theft, sources say.

He was reportedly contracted to offload some goods from a truck along with two others, which they declined having failed to reach an agreement on the wage bill.

It was however learnt that the driver of the truck later reported the disappearance of some of the goods, thus inviting the police to investigate.

Mr. John was however the only one picked after an alleged conspiracy between the owner of the goods and police operatives to have him dealt with.

Sources say the 27 year old began being tortured from the point of arrest, an experience he underwent for three days before being released on bail.

A family source said he reported being tortured with electric tasers and police battens the day he was released.

Shortly after, he began coughing out blood, the source said.

According to the source, John was placed on pain killers for two days after which he was diagnosed with internal bleeding.

The source said the young man collapsed few hours after manifesting some relieve and was confirmed dead when he was rushed to the Bingham University Teaching Hospital in Jos.

Mr. John's bail according to a source who witnessed the signing of the conditions was granted for the sum of N7000 with agreements that the bail party would pay N500,000 should he disappear.

As at the time of this report, efforts were still being made to get details of the arrest and treatment meted on the deceased at the A-Division Police station Jos.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Tyopev Terna however expressed shock at the report, saying torture was a banned action in the Police Force.

"Even armed robbers are not tortured let alone someone that is suspected of theft," he said.

He promised to investigate the matter and report back but however expressed reservations that the deceased could have been sick or injured in a fight with the man that allegedly set him up before being arrested.