A 20-year-old lady, Bilikisu Isa, a resident of Aso Mararaba, in Karu LGA, Nasarawa, has died from complications she sustained after she was allegedly tortured by the police.
According to PremiumTimes, she was arrested on Monday, August 31,2020, alongside her friend, Rukayya Muhammed at Calvary Road by Bola Police Outpost in Maraba area of the state.
It was gathered that the deceased’s Ex-boyfriend, Abdul, was alleged to have stolen N1.4 million in the Car Dealership Center where he was working for a Lebanese Man, Jafar in Maitama, Abuja and absconded. Her name was mentioned when Abdul was being tortured.
According to the descended’s brother, Zakariya Isa, the police arrested, tortured her for a whole day and later called her parent to take her when it was realised that she was fainting.
Meanwhile the deceased’s friend, Rukayya Muhammed,said Bilkisu was forced to remove her hijab (head covering) and repeatedly beaten with wire.”The inspector slapped, flogged and hid Bilikisu, but he gave me his number that he likes me and spared me from torture. She fainted in the station. He poured water on her,” She said.
Rukayya added that the deceased was no longer in any relationship with the suspect since last year, still the police picked her up and harassed her publicly by calling her a prostitute.
According to relatives, Bilikisu arrived home and began to bleed and vomit and later died. Her mother , Hadiza Isa, said her daughter was sick before she was arrested and pleaded with the police to leave her which fell to deaf ears. She appealed that those involved in Bilikisu’s death, face the full weight of the law.
Reacting to the incident ,the spokesman of the Nasarawa police command, Ramhan Nansel, denied the allegations and said Bilikisu was released “unconditionally” and was “not tortured.