The Nationwide Human Rights Fee (NHRC) panel has ordered the police to launch the corpse of Ms Ifeoma Abugu, who was allegedly murdered by operatives of the defunct Particular Anti-Theft Squad (SARS) in Abuja.
Recall that Abugu a graduate of the Institute of Administration and Know-how, Enugu State was arrested on September 10 when SARS operatives stormed the residence of her fiancé, Adam Ugwunwa, in Wumba village, Lokogoma.
Sadly, Abugu who lately concluded her Nationwide Youth Service Corps (NYSC) died the following day in police custody.
Following the event, an NHRC panel was set as much as examine the alleged violations of rights by SARS and different police items.
Nevertheless, the Chairman of the panel, Rtd Justice Suleiman Galadima, on Wednesday ordered that the deceased corpse be launched for a correct burial.
Earlier, Dr Ahmed Abimiku, Chief Pathologist of the College of Abuja Instructing Hospital, Abuja, mentioned the police alleged that she died of a cocaine overdose.
Abimiku mentioned he carried out a urine take a look at to establish the reality and it was destructive.
He additional revealed that he additionally carried out a vaginal swab and found that she was sexually assaulted.
Abimiku advised the panel that the deceased doable explanation for demise is lack of oxygen.
Delivering Judgement, Galadima ordered that the deceased corpse be launched after Ifeanyi Mamah, complainant’s counsel utilized for the discharge of the corpse to the kinfolk of Abugu.
He adjourned the matter till March 23.