The family of Ifeoma Abugu, a 28-year-old graduate of the Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu, has been thrown into mourning after she was allegedly sexually assaulted and killed by the personnel of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Federal Capital Territory Command, and Abuja.
Newsnaija learned that three policemen on September 10, 2020, around 5 pm, stormed the residence of Ifeoma’s fiancé, Afam Ugwunwa, at Wumba village in the Lokogoma area of Abuja to arrest him but in his absence, they arrested Ifeoma and took her away.
However, our source learned that all efforts to know the police station she was being taken to prove unsuccessful as she was not found until Ugwunwa got a call the next day that Ifeoma had died and her corpse had been deposited in the morgue.
Ifeoma’s brother, Alex, who spoke to our source on the telephone, said she had just concluded her National Youth Service Corps and was arrested and killed four days after marriage her introduction with Ugwunwa was done in Enugu State.
Alex, said, “I was in Lagos when one of my junior brothers called me that he learned that SARS arrested our sister and she died in detention. I just came to Abuja today (Sunday) and I have asked some of my uncles, who have been to the police station, and they said that the policemen alleged that they met my sister unconscious on the bed and they carried her to hospital, where she died.
“When I asked my sister’s fiancé what happened, he said he went out and someone called him on the telephone that SARS had arrested my sister and when he came back, he called someone he knew at the SARS office to help in facilitating her release, but the person was unable to do it that night.
“The following morning, he gave the woman money to help facilitate the release, but the woman called back to tell him that Ifeoma was dead. When my uncles saw the picture of her corpse, they saw signs that she was sexually assaulted. We’re waiting for the result of an autopsy to come out to ascertain what happened to her.
He said “My sister was arrested four days after her introduction in the village and her wedding was slated for December. We want the killers to be brought to justice.”
The family’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Mamah, who spoke to our source on the telephone, urged Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police, to order a proper investigation into the matter into her death.