Breaking: Police Brutalize, Abduct another Lawyer in Lagos
Barely 24 hours after an Abuja Young Lawyer, Mr Benson Aigbojie, Brutalized and falsely accused of Bank Fraud by Policemen, was released from detention, another Lawyer and Member of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Lagos branch, Mr Aliyu Shuaib was this morning reportedly Brutalized by men of the Nigerian police force while he was waiting for a bus at a bus stop in Lagos.
A Lagos based Law news blog, City Lawyer, reported that the Publicity Secretary of the NBA Lagos Branch confirmed the incident and further reported that Mr Shuaib was later abducted by the police and taken to an unknown destination.
The Police operatives were operating under the Lagos State Task Force.
Below is the press statement reportedly shared by the Lagos NBA PS
One of our members, Mr. Aliyu Shuaib called the Secretary
this morning that he has just been arrested by the police at iyana oworo as he
was about boarding a bus to the island.
He said he was beaten up, his face is swollen and bruised and
his phone seized before he was bundled into a truck along with other people.
The police task force team were operating in a convoy and
picking up people along the road and their destination is not known for now.
While he was communicating with the Secretary of the branch,
the Secretary passed the convoy approaching Obalende but the convoy of police
men in pick ups and trucks are still moving as we speak.
His last phone conversation a few minutes ago was that they
are now approaching Ajah and possibly heading for Epe.
The Chairman of the Branch has been informed and he has
directed that the Vice Chair who is the Chair of the Human Rights Committee
immediately attend to the matter.
We will have further updates as we get more information.
James SondePublicity Secretary NBA Lagos
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