In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 21st, September, 2020

28-year-old IMT Graduate Allegedly Raped And Murdered By SARS Operatives (Picture)

28-year-old IMT Graduate Allegedly Raped And Murdered By SARS Operatives (Photo)




Personnel of the Particular Anti-Theft Squad, Federal Capital Territory Command, Abuja have been accused of raping and murdering a 28-year-old graduate of the Institute of Administration and Know-how, Enugu recognized as Ifeoma Abugu.


The relations accused them of sexually assaulting their daughter earlier than killing her.


It was gathered that three policemen on September 10, 2020, round 5pm, stormed the residence of Ifeoma’s fiancé, Afam Ugwunwa, at Wumba village within the Lokogoma space of Abuja to arrest him.


In accordance with PUNCH Metro, the policemen had arrested Abugu within the absenced of Ugwunwa and took her away.


All efforts to know the police station she was being taken to proved abortive as she was not discovered till Ugwunwa acquired a name the subsequent day that Ifeoma had died and her corpse had been deposited within the morgue.


Ifeoma’s brother, Alex, who spoke to our correspondent on the phone, stated she had simply concluded her Nationwide Youth Service Corps and was arrested and killed 4 days after she had her introduction with Ugwunwa in Enugu State.


He stated, “I used to be in Lagos when one among my junior brothers referred to as me that he learnt that SARS arrested our sister and he or she died in detention. I simply got here to Abuja at present (Sunday) and I’ve requested a few of my uncles, who’ve been to the police station, and so they stated that the policemen alleged that they met my sister unconscious on the mattress and so they carried her to hospital, the place she died.


“Once I requested my sister’s fiancé what occurred, he stated he went out and somebody referred to as him on the phone that SARS had arrested my sister and when he got here again, he referred to as somebody he knew on the SARS workplace to assist in facilitating her launch, however the particular person was unable to do it that night time.


“The next morning, he gave the lady cash to assist facilitate the discharge, however the lady referred to as again to inform him that Ifeoma was useless. When my uncles noticed the image of her corpse, they noticed indicators that she was sexually assaulted. We’re ready for the results of an post-mortem to come back out to establish what occurred to her.


“My sister was arrested 4 days after her introduction within the village and her wedding ceremony was slated for December. We would like the killers to be dropped at justice.”


When our correspondent contacted Ifeoma’s fiancé, he stated he was too distraught to speak.

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The household’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Mamah, who spoke to our correspondent on the phone, urged the Inspector-Normal of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to order a correct investigation into the matter.


He stated, “She (Ifeoma) had simply completed cooking that day, whereas her fiancé and her good friend had completed consuming and the good friend left, whereas the fiancé went to see a good friend in one of many neighbouring estates, when he obtained a name from a neighbour that the police had come to arrest his fiancée and he or she had been taken away and he obtained one other name from Ifeoma that she was been taken away by SARS, however she didn’t know the place they have been taking her to.


“Ifeoma’s fiancé referred to as a good friend of his to assist in searching for her and safe her launch, however she was not discovered, just for the fiancé to obtain a name the subsequent day that she was useless and her corpse had been deposited within the morgue.


“The household of the deceased haven’t seen the corpse; the image we’ve got is the one the IPO snapped and despatched to us when she went to the hospital, the place her corpse was deposited; from the image of the deceased, it appeared she was sexually assaulted earlier than her demise.


The SARS officers alleged that they met Ifeoma in an unconscious state and that once they acquired there, there was cocaine on the desk and that they solely helped to take her to hospital, the place she was examined and pronounced useless, however they forgot that folks witnessed when she was being taken away.

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“We would like justice to be served; we wish the matter to be totally investigated and assigned to good investigating officers, as a result of the IPO that has been dealing with this matter is just not erudite sufficient; that’s the reason we would not have confidence in them. The officers, who perpetrated this act, have to be dropped at justice.”


Mamah’s petition to the IG learn partly, “The IPO, Inspector Bullus, and DPO Usman knowledgeable us on the police station on September 15, 2020, in clarification that the deceased was met in an unconscious state by the officers. This clarification is opposite to the knowledge from residents and our purchasers should not assured with the best way the matter is being dealt with on the Apo Police Station.


“The SARS operatives, who did the arrest, are nonetheless not but arrested and are freely strolling the streets of Abuja. Our purchasers should not assured that the division will do justice within the matter, and the deceased physique continues to be mendacity lifeless at Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital. Sir, we enchantment that you just use your extremely esteemed workplace to make sure that correct investigation is carried out, that the culprits be dropped at e book and justice accomplished.”


The matter was first reported on the Apo Police Station and later transferred to the FCT Command.


When contacted by our correspondent, the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, Anjuguri Manzah, stated he was not conscious of the matter and urged the household of the sufferer to come back to the command for additional investigation.

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“I’m not conscious of this incident, however give me time to make enquiries. You may as well hyperlink me up with the household of the sufferer in order that they will come to the command,” he acknowledged.


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