#EndSARS: Sister discloses how Sars killed his lovely Brother

#EndSARS: Sister discloses how Sars killed his lovely Brother
#EndSARS: Sister discloses how Sars killed his lovely Brother

#EndSARS: Sister discloses how Sars killed his lovely Brother

The peaceful EndSARS protest which led to loss of lives and even before the protest reports have been made about the FSars till now.

Investigations are probably going on now.

Mrs Idedia disclosing before a nine-member panel set up by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to investigate allegations of violations of human rights by the police said her brother, Festus Idehen, was arrested in Kaduna and subsequently died in police custody in Abuja.

She told the panel that a police inspector identified only as Kingsley tortured her brother over a false accusation that he stole a car in 2016.

“He left us.

He didn’t eat anything till he died on the 6th.

He died in pain.

This is someone that was supposed to be in Canada.

He never got there,” Idedia said amid tears.

Mrs Idedia is demanding N200 million compensation from the police over the death of her brother.

Counsel to the police, Malik Taiwo in response requested for more time to get their facts ready for cross-examination.

The chairman of the panel, Justice Suleiman Galadima, therefore adjourned the case to December 15th, for cross-examination.

The story continues:

“Throughout that Saturday, we didn’t see my brother.

We planned to report the case on Sunday but luckily for us, a strange number called his wife who was with us, since we slept together on Saturday.

“It turned out it was my brother.

He told us he was at Barau Dikko Hospital in Kaduna.

We rushed to the place and met our brother on the hospital bed covered in POP.”

Mrs Idedia then narrated how SARS operatives had allegedly invited a mob to brutalise Mr Idehen.

After presenting her petition before the panel, Mrs Idedia said the police had accused her brother of stealing a car.

“He did not steal the car but bought it from Onyekachi, his in-law.

Onyekachi also confirmed that he was the one who sold the vehicle to my brother,” she said.

She said Mr Sunday (Onyekachi) confirmed to the officers that he sold the car to Mr Idehen but the officers allegedly brushed off his attestation.

She said despite pleas from the doctor providing care for Mr Idehen that he needed more medical attention, the police inspector, Mr Kingsley, insisted on taking him to Abuja.

She said Mr Idehen was tortured over the next three days in Abuja before he was pronounced dead on September 6 in a Asokoro hospital.

She said Mr Kingsley had ignored their calls after taking the victim away from Kaduna, only TO INVITE US THE DAY FESTUS DIED SEPTEMBER 6

“When I came to Abuja, he had already died.

I didn’t see my brother.

It was the nurse taking care of him at the cell who informed me that my brother really suffered a lot in the cell, that he didn’t eat anything and was not taken to any hospital for treatment.

“When Kingsley saw me, he asked me to join the vehicle, that my brother was being taken to the hospital.

I called my brother by his name but he did not answer me.

We took him to the police clinic but they refused to accept him, saying he was dead.

But Kingsley insisted that he was alive and said we should go to Asokoro General Hospital.

When we got to Asokoro, they could not take my brother out of the vehicle.

The doctor came to see him in the vehicle and said he was brought in dead,” she recalled.

Ms Idedia said Mr Kingsley also denounced the family’s effort to collect the corpse from the mortuary.

“He refused to release the corpse to us and said that if he released the corpse, we would go and make a case,” she said.

Mrs Idedia said the family’s appeal for justice to the offices of the Inspector General of Police and Abuja Police Commissioner was ignored.

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Uzo Munachi
Uzo Munachi, from Anambra state, a student and a young entrepreneur, looking to make an impact in the world!