How SARS ‘tortured pregnant woman for 22 days till she lost baby’
The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS related abuses and other matters Saturday heard the chilling details of how the now dissolved police unit allegedly tortured a pregnant woman and her husband for 22 days, till they lost their baby.
“I was two months pregnant, they were beating me, I was urinating on my cloth, they said they will kill me.
“They took me to the ‘shrine’, hang me there, beat me, slap me, they said they are going to force the baby out of me and I will die there,” she told the panel on Saturday.
Mrs Obiechina said she was put in an open-cell where she was beaten by rain and scorched by sunshine for a week, with no food to eat or water to drink.
Mrs Ndubuisi identified some of her torturers as “Phillip Rilwan, Christian and Haruna Idowu”.
Panel chair, Judge emeritus Doris Okuwobi, adjourned sitting to enable the mentioned operatives an opportunity to appear and respond to the allegations.
The Obiechinas’ testimony was the first of four petitions for the third day of sitting since the Lagos State Government set up the nine-member panel on October 15, following weeks of near nationwide #EndSARS protests.
Mrs Ndubuisi, a private school teacher, said
On June 1, she received a text message from an unknown number that she had a parcel from DHL. A caller using different numbers asked for her home or office address and she gave him her school address upon her husband’s advice.