Panel Further Probes ‘Abortion’ In SARS Custody


The Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry will, Tuesday, 17 November, 2020 continue its probe into how a woman suffered spontaneous abortion (miscarriage) in the custody of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad, (SARS), in Ikeja.
The victim, Nzube Obiechina had told the panel, on October 30, how three SARS operatives detained her and husband, Okechukwu.
The plain-clothes police officers, she said, apprehended her at the school where she teaches. They also later arrested Okuchukwu, who had gone to the ‘Area F’, Ikeja SARS office to inquire what crime his wife had committed.
The couple reportedly spent 22 days in unlawful custody without the police taking them before a court, or told the reason for their arrest. Nzube tearfully told the panel she had miscarriages during her ordeal.
Another case of SARS abuses slated for the panel’s consideration involves Olajide Fowotade. Fowotade had told the panel a police officer knocked out two of his teeth during a road rage. Other petitions are from Okpara Felicia, and Ndukwe Okweke, who after brutality by SARS officers suffered a broken spinal cord and since confined to the wheelchair.

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