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Police Brutality Woman expecting quadruplet allegedly loses pregnancy following SARS assault

An Instagram user, Jane Mena, narrated how her friend lost her pregnancy following an assault by FSARS.

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In Asaba, Delta State, an assault by operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS), on a woman expecting quadruplet has allegedly caused the latter to lose her pregnancy.

An Instagram user, Jane Mena, who is a friend of the victim revealed how the incident occurred in a long post. She explained that the expectant mother went into a coma following a violent treatment in the hands of the police.

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Thirty-two SARS operatives are reportedly being held in detention cells in Abuja.

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A confrontation with a male driver proved to be the catalyst of what became a chain of unfortunate event, adding weight to the call to have the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) scrapped.

"This whole issue started from a guy who refused to reverse back a little for my friend to drive by as she couldn’t go back herself Cos of the way my street was filled with stones and her car was really low.

"She then left her car on the same road the guy blocked and walked down to my house, 3mins later, we saw police men from ZONE 5 around the car, they were actually patrolling and stopped, I hurriedly told my friend to go check it out thinking we could resolve the situation amicably, on getting there, they were about to loosen her plate number leaving the other guys car that actually blocked the road and that’s when I intervened on her behalf, the minute I said “oga abeg leave the plate number” that’s how these guys shouted at me, WILL YOU GET OF HERE YOU BASTARD, YOU ARE BECOMING AN UNBECOMING," Mena began in her Instagram post.

This whole issue started from a guy who refused to reverse back a little for my friend to drive by as she couldn#emo#4oCZ##t go back herself Cos of the way my street was filled with stones and her car was really low. She then left her car on the same road the guy blocked and walked down to my house, 3mins later, we saw police men from ZONE 5 around the car, they were actually patrolling and stopped, I hurriedly told my friend to go check it out thinking we could resolve the situation amicably, on getting there, they were about to loosen her plate number leaving the other guys car that actually blocked the road and that#emo#4oCZ##s when I intervened on her behalf, the minute I said #emo#4oCc##oga abeg leave the plate number#emo#4oCd## that#emo#4oCZ##s how these guys shouted at me, WILL YOU GET OF HERE YOU BASTARD, YOU ARE BECOMING AN UNBECOMING, pointing at me, at this stage I asked him not to intimidate us with his guns or power, and that#emo#4oCZ##s when he jacked up my dress, my kid sister came and intervented, before I could say #emo#4oCc##jack#emo#4oCd## these police men were dragging her on the floor, hitting her from left, right, centre and above. She actually fainted and another slap woke her up from her slumber. Thank God for a guy who came to save her from their grips, then a police woman that wasn#emo#4oCZ##t on uniform, came at me shouting while we were resolving this issue again o. YOU THINK SEY YOU DEY MAD, I MAD PASS YOU, and then she came jacking at me too o and I held her dress close to her chest too to leave mine alone and that#emo#4oCZ##s how they said I have beaten up a police woman #emo#4oCc##who wasn#emo#4oCZ##t on uniform#emo#4oCd## these men put their handcuffs on me and was dragging me on the road to their hilux car, carrying me and hitting me like I was a criminal, all these, I still refused to enter and this went on for about 7mins before a soldier guy came and said if we must go anywhere, it must be his car I would enter, i agreed and went into his car, at this point he started asking me, what happened, my dear brothers and sister, the next thing I saw was the policeman hitting my pregnant friend telling her to stop the video and it resulted to her strangling her neck and she went into coma. CONT FROM PIC. @policenglagos @aleeygiwa @instablog9ja @opetodolapo

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This proved to be the genesis of the familiar feeling of molestation that accompanies an encounter with Nigerian police officers who are considered brutes and also individuals who haven't shown a proper understanding concerning what their jobs entails.

They are regarded as the sort that have embraced the attitude of intimidating the citizens as opposed to protecting them.

Mena, who was handcuffed and dragged claimed that the policemen appealed to her in respect to publishing a video recording of their experience.

The cops reportedly gave the pair a sum of N30,000 for treatment. Pulse reached out to Mena for comments who is yet to offer none at the time of this report.

We were however able to get confirmation of the incident from the Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU) of the Nigerian Police Force.

One of its representatives revealed that the police is aware of the alleged assault and have commenced an investigation into the matter.

"It is still under investigation," the police spokesperson told Pulse in an interview.

Public outcry over SARS

A recent public outrage has trailed the acts of violence reportedly carried out by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), who have allegedly robbed, abused and murdered some innocent Nigerians.

Their behaviour seems like an opposite of how the government want them to function and the citizens have grown impatient.

In the year 2017, the criticism of the police department grew very intense, inspiring a reaction from the Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris, who gave the go-ahead for a prompt punishment of SARS operatives who have acted against protocols.

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#EndSARS protesters in Abuja play

#EndSARS protesters in Abuja

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States such as Lagos, Delta, Rivers and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), saw a crowd of disgruntled people protest with placards expressing a disapproval concerning the continuance of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, which has failed to live up to the purpose of its creation.

A group of people comprising of mostly women however asked that SARS remain in existence. On Twitter, the hashtag #SupportSARS preached a reformed SARS as opposed to ending it.

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