They slapped, called me ‘ashawo, stupid girl’: Blogger recounts ugly late-night experience with SARS officers in Owerri

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Imo State based Blogger Duru Eunice Adaku said she had an ugly experience with men believed to be members of the Special Anti Robbery Squad SARS in Owerri and it is something no woman would wish to have.

Adaku who said she was on her way back from a party with her friends at about 11:50pm Saturday, April 28, 2018, recalled that the officers flagged down the cab carrying them around Chukwuma Nwaoha, MCC Road Owerri, Imo State.

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She said that when the driver parked, the officers who were carrying guns without uniform, asked everyone to come out of the vehicle and they obeyed only for them to ask her to pour out the contents of her bag.

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Duru Eunice Adaku operates www.quingist.com

“He asked everyone to come down, we all did. He asked me to turn my bag upside down and I refused, I suggested to bring the things inside one by one, and he slapped me. I asked why and he started kicking me with his boot. When I told him to stop that I am a blogger, he beats me the more and also started calling me abusive names, ashawo (prostitute), stupid girl etc”, Adaku who operates www.quingist.com said.

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She said, her friends watched helplessly as the officers molested her and they couldn’t do anything because the officers could not be identified with anything as they were not on uniform.

“I had to run out on him, but I can remember his face anytime anywhere. But they are not wearing uniform and I could not take photos. I need to speak out because this must surely stop. See how our so called law enforcement agents are safeguarding us. See how they brutalize innocent citizens and harassing our ladies”, she said in tears.

SARS officers have recently come under attack because of their ugly activities in Imo State and other parts of the county and recently one of them who is now standing trial was caught on camera taking N10,000 bribe from a blogger in Owerr.

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